John Richardson (bishop of Bedford)
|The Rt Revd
|Bishop of Bedford|
|Diocese||Diocese of St Albans|
|Other posts||Honorary assistant bishop in Carlisle and in Newcastle (2003–present)|
|Ordination||1963 (deacon); 1964 (priest)|
|Born||11 July 1937|
|Parents||Revd John (Archdeacon of Derby) & Elizabeth|
|Spouse||Felicity-Anne Lowes (m. 1963)|
|Alma mater||Trinity Hall, Cambridge|
He became a deacon in 1963 and was ordained priest in 1964. The Reverend Richardson began his ministry with curacies in Stevenage and Eastbourne. He became Vicar of Chipperfield, then Rural Dean of Rickmansworth and finally, before his elevation to the episcopate, Vicar of St Michael’s, Bishops Stortford.
He was consecrated Bishop in 1994. The Right Reverend Richardson served as the Suffragan Bishop of Bedford in the diocese of St. Albans. He retired in 2002, but was translated to honorary assistant bishop.
In 1963, John Richardson married Felicity-Anne. They have three daughters and are now grandparents.
- History of post
- ‘RICHARDSON, Rt Rev. John Henry’, Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2011 , accessed 10 July 2012
- Crockfords On line- accessed Sunday 21 December 2008, 11:01
- Parish details
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