Tony Dumper

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Tony Dumper
Bishop of Dudley
Diocese Diocese of Worcester
In office 1977–1993
Predecessor Michael Mann
Successor Rupert Hoare
Other posts Area bishop of Dudley (1993)
Honorary assistant bishop in Birmingham (from 1993)
Ordination 1947 (deacon); c. 1948 (priest)
Consecration 1977
Personal details
Born (1923-10-04)October 4, 1923
Died 27 August 2012(2012-08-27) (aged 88)
Denomination Anglican
Parents Charles & Edith
Spouse Sibylle Hellwig (m. 1948; d. 2001)
Children 2 sons; 1 daughter
Alma mater Christ's College, Cambridge

The Right Reverend Anthony Charles Dumper (4 October 1923 - 27 August 2012) was the suffragan Bishop of Dudley from 1977 until 1993[1] and the first area bishop under the Worcester diocese area scheme from 1993.[2]

Dumper was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge.[3] As a pacifist, he was a conscientious objector during the Second World War, working on the land.[4]

Hw was ordained in 1947, and began his ecclesiastical career with a Curacy in Greenwich.[5] He went overseas to be Vicar of Perak and then Archdeacon of North Malaysia before his elevation to the Episcopate. A keen gardener, Bishop Tony was married with two sons and one daughter[6] and in retirement continued to serve the church as an honorary assistant bishop within the Diocese of Birmingham.

Tony Dumper died on 27 August 2012, age 88, at his home in Bristol.[7]


  1. ^ The Times, Wednesday, Jan 05, 1977; pg. 14; Issue 59900; col C Church news New bishop suffragan
  2. ^ GS 1445: Report of the Dioceses Commission, Diocese of Worcester (Accessed 23 April 2014)
  3. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  4. ^ Westcott Bulletin
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  6. ^ Debrett's People of Today London,1992 Debrett's ISBN 1-870520-09-2
  7. ^ 'Former Bishop of Dudley dies' Diocese of Worcester website, 4 September 2012
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Michael Mann
Bishop of Dudley
Succeeded by
Rupert Hoare