John Richards (bishop of Ebbsfleet)

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John Richards was the first Bishop of Ebbsfleet from 1994 to 1998.[1]

Richards was born on 4 October 1933 [2] and educated at Reading School and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He was ordained in 1959 and his first post was a curacy at St Thomas' Exeter.[3] Following this he was the Rector of Cookbury then the Rural Dean of Holsworthy.[4] From 1974 until 1981 he was the Rector of Heavitree and then the Archdeacon of Exeter until his ordination to the episcopate. He died on 9 November 2003.[5]


Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Ebbsfleet
1994 –1998
Succeeded by
Michael Houghton