Paul Barber (bishop)

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Paul Barber
Bishop of Brixworth
Diocese Diocese of Peterborough
In office 1989–2001
Successor Frank White
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Bath & Wells (2001–present)
Archdeacon of Surrey (1980–1989)
Ordination 1960 (deacon); 1961 (priest)
Consecration 1989
Personal details
Born (1935-09-16) 16 September 1935 (age 79)
Denomination Anglican
Parents Cecil & Mollie
Spouse Patricia Walford (m. 1959)
Children 3 sons (1 d.); 2 daughters
Alma mater St John's College, Cambridge

Paul Everard Barber (born 16 September 1935) was the inaugural Bishop of Brixworth.[1]

Barber was educated at Sherborne School and St John’s College, Oxford. Ordained deacon in 1960 and priest in 1961,[2] after a Curacy at St Francis, Westborough[3] he served as Vicar of Camberley with Yorktown before becoming Rural Dean of Farnham. This in turn lead to his becoming Archdeacon of Surrey [4] and finally to the Episcopate. He retired after 12 years[5] to Street and is now an Honorary Assistant Bishop within the Bath and Wells Diocese and a Governor of Millfield School.[6]


  1. ^ ‘BARBER, Rt Rev. Paul Everard’, Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2011 [1], accessed 9 July 2012
  2. ^ Crockford's clerical directory (London, Church House 1995) ISBN 0-7151-8088-6
  3. ^ Parish details
  4. ^ Debrett's People of Today: Ed Ellis,P: 1992, London, Debtrett's) ISBN 1-870520-09-2
  5. ^ Succession details
  6. ^ Millfield role
Church of England titles
New title Bishop of Brixworth
Succeeded by
Frank White