Dick Bird

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Colin Richard Bateman "Dick" Bird was an Anglican priest in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.

He was born on 31 March 1933, educated at Selwyn College, Cambridge and ordained in 1958.[1] His first posts were curacies at St Mark’s Cathedral, George and St Saviour’s Claremont, Cape Town since 1996.[2] He then held incumbencies in Pretoria and Tzaneen. On his return to England he was Curate at Limpsfield then Vicar of St Catherine, Hatcham. In 1988 he became Archdeacon of Lambeth, a post he held for 11 years.[3] He died on 2 June 2010.[4]


  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 Lambeth, Church House, 1975 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  2. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  3. ^ Church Times
  4. ^ Daily Telegraph “Archdeacon of Lambeth who devoted himself to inter-racial reconciliation after seeing apartheid in South Africa” p 25 Issue no 48, 262 dated 2 August 2010
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Charles Pinder
Archdeacon of Lambeth
Succeeded by
Nick Baines