Keith Sutton (bishop)
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|Bishop of Lichfield|
Sutton in a cooking pot
|Diocese||Diocese of Lichfield|
|Term ended||2003 (retirement)|
|Other posts||Honorary assistant bishop in
Truro and Exeter (2003–?)
Bishop of Kingston-upon-Thames
Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge
|Born||23 June 1934|
|Children||3 sons, 1 daughter|
|Alma mater||Jesus College, Cambridge|
Early life and education
Sutton grew up in Balham, London and graduated from Jesus College, Cambridge in 1959.
In July 1985, Sutton was sent by the Archbishop of Canterbury as a special envoy to support Archbishop Desmond Tutu who was facing threats of action by the South African government. He was the Bishop of Kingston-upon-Thames from 1978 to 1984, having served as Principal of Ridley Hall from 1973 to 1978. Prior to his time at Ridley Hall he taught at Bishop Tucker Theological College in Mukono, Uganda from 1968-1973 - now part of Uganda Christian University. He was Chaplain of St John's College, Cambridge from 1962-1967. He retired to Cornwall and served as an honorary assistant bishop in the Dioceses of Truro and of Exeter.
Marriage and family
He was married to Jean Sutton (deceased) and has 3 sons and 1 daughter.
- Some online sources suggest 1935 as the correct year.
- "Sutton, Rt Rev. Keith Norman" (subscription required). Who's Who 2011. Oxford University Press. October 2010. Retrieved 18 December 2010.
- "Bishop of Lichfield to retire". Lichfield Diocese. 2 October 2002. Retrieved 18 December 2010.
- Runcie envoy arrives to back Tutu. Glasgow Herald, 22 March 1988
- Bishop of Lichfield. ITN Source, 21 July 1985
- "Bishop of Lichfield retires". Lichfield Diocese. 20 April 2003. Retrieved 14 March 2012.
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