Douglas Crick

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Douglas Henry Crick was the Anglican Bishop of Chester from 1939 until 1955.[1][2]

Crick was born in 1885 [3] and educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford before beginning his ordained ministry as a chaplain to the Mersey Mission for Seamen. A curacy at Maltby followed before a period in education at Winchester College. From there he was successively vicar of Wednesbury, Archdeacon of Stoke and the suffragan Bishop of Stafford before becoming the diocesan Bishop of Chester. In retirement he was an honorary assistant bishop of the Diocese of Gloucester.[4] He died in 1973.


  1. ^ Ecclesiastical News, New Bishop Of Chester (Official Appointments and Notices), The Times, 24 October 1939
  2. ^ Resignation of the Bishop Of Chester, The Times, London, 12 January 1955; pg. 8; Issue 53137; col C
  3. ^ "Who was Who" 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ Right Rev D.H. Crick, Former Bishop of Chester (Obituaries), The Times, London, 8 August 1973; pg. 16; Issue 58855; col G
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Lionel Payne Crawfurd
Bishop of Stafford
Succeeded by
Lemprière Durell Hammond
Preceded by
Geoffrey Fisher
Bishop of Chester
Succeeded by
Gerald Ellison