Robert Stopford

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This article is about the British clergyman. For the naval officer, see Robert Stopford (Royal Navy officer). For the Australian politician, see Robert Stopford (Australian politician).
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Robert Stopford
KCVO CBE PC
Bishop of Bermuda
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Diocese Anglican Church of Bermuda
Elected 1976
Term ended 1976 (death)
Predecessor Eric Trapp
Successor Anselm Genders
Other posts Bishop of Jerusalem
(Vicar-General) 1974–1976
Bishop of London
1961–1973
Bishop of Peterborough
1956–1961
Bishop of Fulham
1955–1956
Orders
Consecration c. 1974
Personal details
Born (1901-02-20)20 February 1901
Garston, Liverpool, Lancashire, England, UK
Died 13 August 1976(1976-08-13) (aged 75)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Alma mater Hertford College, Oxford

Robert Wright Stopford KCVO, CBE, PC (20 February 1901 – 13 August 1976) was a British Anglican bishop.

Early life and ministry[edit]

Stopford was born in Garston, Liverpool, Lancashire, and educated at Coatham School in Redcar and Liverpool College, where he was Head of House (Littler's). He continued his education at Hertford College, Oxford, where he graduated with a Master of Arts degree. At Oxford he obtained first classes in classical honour moderations (1922) and modern history (1924). He was subsequently an Honorary Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford, and a Fellow of King's College London. He received a Doctor of Divinity degree from the University of London and a Doctor of Civil Law degree from the University of Durham.

Legacy[edit]

Bishop Stopford's School in Enfield and Bishop Stopford School in Kettering are named after him. He was appointed KCVO in 1973, shortly before he retired as Bishop of London

Positions held[edit]

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
George Ingle
Bishop of Fulham
1955–1956
Succeeded by
Roderic Coote
Preceded by
Spencer Leeson
Bishop of Peterborough
1956–1961
Succeeded by
Cyril Easthaugh
Preceded by
Henry Campbell
Bishop of London
1961–1973
Succeeded by
Gerald Ellison
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
George Appleton
Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem
& Vicar-General

1974–1976
Succeeded by
Samir Kafity
Preceded by
Eric Trapp
Bishop of Bermuda
1976
Succeeded by
Anselm Genders