Dudley Narborough

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The Rev Frederick Dudley Vaughan Narborough (1895–1966)[1] was an eminent Anglican Bishop in the mid-twentieth century.[2]

Educated at Norwich School and Worcester College, Oxford he was ordained in 1922 and began his ecclesiastical career as Chaplain at his old college.[3] After this he was Resident Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury, a Canon Residentiary at Bristol Cathedral[4] and then Provost of Southwark Cathedral[5] before a 20-year spell as Bishop of Colchester.[6]


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ Harries et al. (1991), p. 219
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1947-48 Oxford, OUP,1947
  5. ^ Ecclesiastical News Provost Of Southwark Cathedral The Times Wednesday, Jan 18, 1939; pg. 15; Issue 48206; col F
  6. ^ Obituary Rt. Rev. F. D. V. Narborough The Times Saturday, Jan 22, 1966; pg. 10; Issue 56536; col E
  • Harries, R.; Cattermole, P.; Mackintosh, P. (1991). A History of Norwich School: King Edward VI's Grammar School at Norwich. Norwich: Friends of Norwich School. ISBN 978-0-9518561-1-6. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Bernard Haldane
Provost of Southwick
1939 – 1941
Succeeded by
Cuthbert Killick Norman Bardsley
Preceded by
Charles Henry Ridsdale
Bishop of Colchester
1946 – 1966
Succeeded by
Roderic Norman Coote