Charles Cockbill

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Charles Shipley Cockbill , MA (27 January 1888 -13 March 1965)[1] was the Archdeacon of St Albans in the Church of England from 1951 until 1962.[2]

Cockbill was educated at Bristol Grammar School and St John's College, Oxford.[3] He was ordained in 1911 and began his career with curacies at St John’s, Bridgwater[4] and Holy Trinity, Eltham. He held incumbencies at All Saints, Oakhill, Holy Trinity, Bath[5] and St John the Evangelist, Digswell. He was diocesan director of religious education for the Diocese of St Albans from 1935 to 1948; and a canon residentiary of its cathedral from 1942 to 1958.


  1. ^ The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Mar 16, 1965; pg. 15; Issue 56271Obituary The Ven. C. S. Cockbill
  2. ^ Diocesan web site
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ ”The Clergy List” London, Kelly’s, 1913
  5. ^ Churcxh web site
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Claud Thomas Thellusson Wood
Archdeacon of St Albans
Succeeded by
Basil Clark Snell