Cyril Bowles

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Cyril William Johnston Bowles (9 May 1916 – 1999) was the fourth Bishop of Derby,[1] from 1969[2] to 1988.

He was educated at Brentwood School and Cambridge University,[3] he was ordained in 1940. His career began with a curacy at Barking Parish Church. Following this he was Chaplain at Ridley Hall, Cambridge and after that Vice Principal and then Principal.[4] Finally, before his elevation to the Episcopate, he was Archdeacon of Swindon.


  1. ^ Diocesan details
  2. ^ Church News New Bishop Of Derby Nominated The Times Friday, Aug 29, 1969; pg. 10; Issue 57651; col A
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Geoffrey Allen
Bishop of Derby
Succeeded by
Peter Dawes