Dick Darby

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Memorial in Southwell Minster

The Rt Rev Harold Richard "Dick" Darby was the Suffragan Bishop of Sherwood from 1975 until 1989.

He was born on 28 February 1919 [1] and educated at Durham University. He was ordained in 1951 and began his ecclesiastical career with curacies in Leyton and Harlow.[2] Following these he was Vicar of Shrub End Colchester[3] and then Waltham Abbey before being appointed Rural Dean of Battle in 1970, a post he held until his ascension to the Episcopate five years later. An honorary doctor of Nottingham University,[4] he retired in 1989 and died on Boxing Day 1993.


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  3. ^ Church history
  4. ^ List of awards
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Kenneth George Thompson
Bishop of Sherwood
1975 –1989
Succeeded by
Alan Wyndham Morgan