John Cavell (bishop)

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John Cavell
Bishop of Southampton
Diocese Diocese of Winchester
In office 1972–1984
Predecessor Kenneth Lamplugh
Successor David Cartwright
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Salisbury (1988–present)
Bishop to HM Prisons and Borstals (1975–1985)
Ordination May 1940 (deacon); c. 1941 (priest)
Consecration 1972
Personal details
Born (1916-11-04) 4 November 1916 (age 98)
Denomination Anglican
Parents William & Edith Warner
Spouse Mary Penman (m. 1942; d. 1988)
Children 1 daughter
Alma mater Queens College, Cambridge

John Kingsmill Cavell (born 4 November 1916) was the ninth Suffragan Bishop of Southampton.[1]

Cavell was educated at Sir Roger Manwood's School and Queens' College, Cambridge. Ordained in 1940[2] he began his career with Curacies at Christ Church, Folkestone and Addington Parish Church, Croydon. He was then successively Secretary of the Church Missionary Society, Vicar of Christ Church, Cheltenham[3] and then Rural Dean of Plymouth before ascending to the Episcopate -a post he held from 1972 until 1984.[4] In retirement he continues to serve the Church as an Assistant Bishop within the Diocese of Salisbury.


  1. ^ Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  2. ^ Crockford's clerical directory London, Church House 1975 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  3. ^ Church web-site
  4. ^ The Times, Friday, Feb 24, 1984; pg. 14; Issue 61766; col E Bishop to retire
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Kenneth Lamplugh
Bishop of Southampton
Succeeded by
David Cartwright
Preceded by
Bishop to HM Prisons and Borstals
Succeeded by
Br Michael (Fisher)