Dick Wingfield-Digby

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Richard Shuttleworth "Dick" Wingfield-Digby (19 August 1911 – 29 January 2007) was the Dean of Peterborough in the Church of England from 1966 until 1980.[1]

He was educated at the Nautical College, Pangbourne and Christ's College, Cambridge, he was ordained in 1937 and began his career with a curacy at St Andrew’s, Rugby.[2] He then became a Chaplain to the Forces and was a Prisoner of war from 1940 until 1945.[3] When peace returned he became Vicar of All Saints, Newmarket[4] then Rural Dean of Bury[5] before his elevation to the Deanery.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Times, 26 Jan 1980; pg. 16; Issue 60534; col A Resignation of the Dean of Peterborough
  2. ^ Church web-site
  3. ^ Who's Who 1970 p2163 ISBN 0-7136-1140-5
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  5. ^ Bury Parish Church
  6. ^ Church Times Obituary
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Noel Charles Christopherson
Dean of Peterborough
1966–1980
Succeeded by
Randolph George Wise