Colin James (bishop)

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The Rt Revd
Colin James
Bishop of Winchester
Diocese Diocese of Winchester
Installed 28 June 1985[1]
Term ended April 1995 (retired)[2]
Predecessor John Taylor
Successor Michael Scott-Joynt
Other posts Bishop suffragan of Basingstoke & a canon residentiary of Winchester Cathedral (1973–1977)
Bishop of Wakefield (1977–1985)
Personal details
Born (1926-09-20)20 September 1926
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Died 10 December 2009(2009-12-10) (aged 83)
Winchester, Hampshire, England
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Parents Charles and Gwenyth
Spouse Sally Henshaw (married 1962, died 2001)
Children 1 son, 2 daughters
Profession Television producer
Education Aldenham School
Alma mater King's College, Cambridge
Cuddesdon College

Colin Clement Walter James (20 September 1926[4] – 10 December 2009)[5]) was an Anglican bishop in the Church of England.

James was educated at Aldenham School and King's College, Cambridge before his ordained ministry which began with a curacy at Stepney, after which he was a chaplain of Stowe School.[6] Following this he was a producer of religious programmes for the BBC[7] and then (his final appointment before being ordained to the episcopate) vicar of St Peter's Bournemouth.[8] James was the first suffragan Bishop of Basingstoke in the Diocese of Winchester, then diocesan Bishop of Wakefield[9] before returning to the Diocese of Winchester as the diocesan bishop.[10]


  1. ^ "USPG's new chairman (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#6384). 21 June 1985. p. 3. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 18 October 2014. (subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ "A pair of slippers (press review) (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#6894). 31 March 1995. p. 15. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 18 October 2014. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "(front page) (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#5739). 9 February 1973. p. 1. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 18 October 2014. (subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ James, Rt Rev. Colin Clement Walter. Who Was Who. 1920–2014 (April 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  5. ^ Daily Telegraph obituary p. 29, 23 December 2009
  6. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory, 1995 (Lambeth, Church House ISBN 0-7151-8088-6)
  7. ^ Debrett's People of Today 1992 (London, Debrett's) ISBN 1-870520-09-2)
  8. ^ Now called Bournemouth Family Church
  9. ^ Bishops of Wakefield
  10. ^ Diocese of Winchester
Church of England titles
New title Bishop of Basingstoke
Succeeded by
Michael Manktelow
Preceded by
Eric Treacy
Bishop of Wakefield
Succeeded by
David Hope
Preceded by
John Taylor
Bishop of Winchester
Succeeded by
Michael Scott-Joynt