David Loveday

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The Rt Rev David Goodwin Loveday (1896–1985) was an Anglican bishop during the second half of the 20th century.

He was educated at Shrewsbury School,[1] and after World War I service with the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry[2] he went up to Magdalene College, Cambridge. Ordained in 1924, his first posts were chaplaincies at Aldenham School and Malvern,[3] after which he became Headmaster of Cranleigh School from 1931 to 1954. He was then appointed Archdeacon of Dorking [4] before his elevation to the episcopate as the 3rd Suffragan Bishop of Dorchester in the modern era in 1957.[5] Retiring after 14 years, he continued to serve the Church as an assistant bishop within the Diocese of Oxford until his death.


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ London Gazette
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ The Times, Thursday, Apr 18, 1985; pg. 18; Issue 62115; col G Obituary The Right Rev D. G. Loveday
  5. ^ New Bishop of DorchesterThe Times Friday, Dec 28, 1956; pg. 6; Issue 53724; col E
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Kenneth Riches
Bishop of Dorchester
1957– 1972
Succeeded by
Peter Knight Walker