David Farmbrough

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David Farmbrough
Bishop of Bedford
Diocese Diocese of St Albans
In office 1981–93
Predecessor Andrew Graham
Successor John Richardson
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in St Albans (1994–present)
Archdeacon of St Albans (1974–81)
Ordination 1953 (deacon); 1954 (priest)
Consecration 1981
Personal details
Born (1929-05-04)4 May 1929
Died 9 March 2013(2013-03-09) (aged 83)
Bromham, Bedfordshire
Denomination Anglican
Parents Charles & Ida
Spouse Angela Hill (m. 1955)
Profession Writer
Alma mater Lincoln College, Oxford

David John Farmbrough (4 May 1929 – 9 March 2013)[1] was Bishop of Bedford from 1981 to 1993.[2]

Farmbrough was educated at Bedford School and Lincoln College, Oxford before embarking on an ecclesiastical career with a curacy at Bishop's Hatfield, after which he was priest in charge of St John's Church in the same parish.[3]

Following this he was Vicar of Bishop's Stortford. Later he became Rural Dean of the area and then (his final appointment before ordination to the episcopate[4]) Archdeacon of St Albans (1974–1981). In retirement he served the Diocese of St Albans as an assistant bishop.


  1. ^ 'FARMBROUGH, Rt Rev. David John', Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2011 [1], accessed 10 July 2012
  2. ^ pdf Diocesan Biographies
  3. ^ "Crockford's clerical directory, 1995" (Lambeth, Church House ISBN 0-7151-8088-6)
  4. ^ "Debrett's People of Today 1992" (London, Debrett's) ISBN 1-870520-09-2)
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Andrew Graham
Bishop of Bedford
Succeeded by
John Richardson