Christopher Mayfield

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Christopher Mayfield
Bishop of Manchester
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Manchester
Installed c. 1993
Term ended 2002 (retirement)
Predecessor Stanley Booth-Clibborn
Successor Nigel McCulloch
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Worcester
Bishop of Wolverhampton
1985–1993 (area bishop: 1992–1993)
Archdeacon of Bedford
Ordination 1964
Consecration c. 1985
Personal details
Born (1935-12-18) 18 December 1935 (age 79)
Plymouth, UK
Denomination Anglican
Alma mater Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

Christopher John Mayfield (born 18 December 1935[1]) is a retired Anglican bishop of the Church of England.

Mayfield was born in Plymouth but grew up in Worcester and was educated at Sedbergh School and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he read Mechanical Sciences. After four years teching engineering in the Royal Air Force he was ordained in 1964 and became a curate at St Martin's in the Bull Ring, Birmingham.[2] He was then a lecturer at the same church before becoming the Vicar of Luton.

He was appointed the Rural Dean of Luton in 1974[3] and then the Archdeacon of Bedford (1979–1985) before his ordination to the episcopate as the Bishop of Wolverhampton in 1985.[4] He was translated in 1993 to be Bishop of Manchester and retired in 2002. He currently ministers as an honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Worcester.


  1. ^ Who's Who 1992 (London, A & C Black ISBN 0-7136-3514-2)
  2. ^ Crockford's clerical directory, 1995 (Lambeth, Church House ISBN 0-7151-8088-6)
  3. ^ Debrett's People of Today 1992 (London, Debrett's) ISBN 1-870520-09-2
  4. ^ The Times, 31 July 1985; pg. 14; Issue 62204; col D, Church news New Bishop of Wolverhampton
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Barry Rogerson
Bishop of Wolverhampton
Succeeded by
Michael Bourke
Preceded by
Stanley Booth-Clibborn
Bishop of Manchester
Succeeded by
Nigel McCulloch