David Bowden

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Raymond David Bowden (31 July 1937 – 29 July 2004) was an Australian Anglican bishop, the eighth Bishop of Bendigo from 1995 to 2002.[1]

Bowden was born in England, educated at Newcastle Boys' High School and ordained in 1960.[2] He began his ordained ministry with curacies in Armidale and West Tamworth.[3] He was the incumbent at Warialda, Savona (New York, United States), Berkeley (California), Glen Innes and Terrigal. He was Archdeacon of the Central Coast from 1985 to 1992; and of Newcastle until his ordination to the episcopate.

Church of England titles
Preceded by
Benjamen Wright
Bishop of Bendigo
Succeeded by
Andrew William Curnow


  1. ^ Victoria Government Gazette
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory London, OUP, 1975-6, 86th edition ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  3. ^ Bowden, Rt Rev. (Raymond) David, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 27 May 2012