Colin Bennetts

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Colin Bennetts
Bishop of Coventry
In office1998–2008
PredecessorSimon Barrington-Ward
SuccessorChristopher Cocksworth
Other postsBishop of Buckingham
Ordinationc. 1966
Consecrationc. 1994
Personal details
Born(1940-09-09)9 September 1940
Died10 July 2013(2013-07-10) (aged 72)
ParentsJames Thomas Bennetts & Winifred Couldrey
Alma materJesus College, Cambridge

Colin James Bennetts (9 September 1940 – 10 July 2013[1]) was a British Anglican bishop. He was the Bishop of Coventry.

The son of James Thomas Bennetts and Winifred Couldrey, he was educated at Battersea Grammar School, at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in modern and medieval languages and theology and a Master of Arts in 1963, and at Ridley Hall, Cambridge.

From 1965 to 1969, Bennetts was Curate of St Stephen, Tonbridge, from 1969 to 1973 Chaplain to the Oxford Pastorate, from 1973 to 1980 Chaplain of Jesus College, Oxford and from 1980 to 1990 Vicar and Canon Librarian of St Andrew, Oxford. In 1990, he became canon residentiary of Chester Cathedral and Diocesan Director of Ordinands, holding both posts until 1994. Between 1994 and 1998 he was area Bishop of Buckingham. From 1998 to 2008 he was the 8th Bishop of Coventry. Bennetts was trustee of the Coventry Diocesan Board of Finance and chair of the International Centre for Reconciliation.


  1. ^ "Colin Bennetts 1940 – 2013". Coventry Diocese. 10 July 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2013.