Cyril Bulley

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Sydney Cyril Bulley (12 June 1907 – 20 November 1989) was an English bishop.[1]

He was born on 12 June 1907 and educated at the University of Durham.[2] He began his ministry as a curate at Newark[3] and was then successively vicar of Worksop (1942), Rural Dean of Mansfield (1946), Director of Religious Education in the Diocese of Carlisle and Archdeacon of Westmorland and Furness (c.1950) before his ordination to the episcopate, initially as the Suffragan Bishop of Penrith (1959–1966) and then as Bishop of Carlisle (1966–1972).[4]

A noted author, his works included the autobiographical “The Glass of Time”, published in 1981, “Faith, Fire and Fun”, 1985 and “Glimpses of the Divine”, 1987[5] He was also a Cumbrian enthusiast.[6] He retired in 1972 and died on 20 November 1989.


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Details of Bulley’s time here
  4. ^ Church news Bishop of Carlisle to retire, The Times, 20 March 1972, p. 14.
  5. ^ British Library catalogue accessed 11 August 2008.
  6. ^ Details of campaign he spearheaded
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Herbert Victor Turner
Bishop of Penrith
1959 – 1966
Succeeded by
Reginald Foskett
Preceded by
Thomas Bloomer
Bishop of Carlisle
1966 – 1972
Succeeded by
Henry David Halsey