David Loveday

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David Goodwin Loveday (13 April 1896 – 7 April 1985)[1] was an Anglican bishop during the second half of the 20th century.

He was educated at Shrewsbury School,[2] and after World War I service with the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry[3] he went up to Magdalene College, Cambridge. Ordained in 1924, his first posts were chaplaincies at Aldenham School and Malvern,[4] after which he became Headmaster of Cranleigh School from 1931 to 1954. He was then appointed Archdeacon of Dorking [5] before his elevation to the episcopate as the 3rd Bishop suffragan of Dorchester in 1957.[6] Retiring after 14 years, he continued to serve the Church as an assistant bishop within the Diocese of Oxford until his death.


  1. ^ St Mary Magdalene Church, Wardington churchyard records (Accessed 23 February 2016)
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ London Gazette
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  5. ^ The Times, Thursday, Apr 18, 1985; pg. 18; Issue 62115; col G Obituary The Right Rev D. G. Loveday
  6. ^ 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
Succeeded by
Peter Walker