Edward Henderson (bishop)

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Edward Barry Henderson (1910–1986)[1] was Bishop of Bath and Wells from 1960 to 1975.

The son of Edward Henderson, former Dean of Salisbury, Henderson was educated at Radley and Trinity College, Cambridge. After a curacy in Pimlico[2] he was Rector of Holy Trinity, Ayr from 1939 until 1947 (a period which encompassed wartime service in the RNVR) and Vicar of St Paul's Knightsbridge from 1947[3] until his elevation to the suffragan bishopric of Tewkesbury,[4] translation to Bath See following in 1960. After 15 years he resigned to begin retirement in Somerset.[5]


  1. ^ NPG.org
  2. ^ During which he married Hester Taylor- with whom he had 3 children. Who's Who 1970 London, A & C Black, 1971 ISBN 0-7136-1140-5
  3. ^ Crockfords, (London, Church House 1995) ISBN 0-7151-8088-6
  4. ^ New Suffragan Bishop (Official Appointments and Notices) The Times Wednesday, 30 Mar 1955; pg. 6; Issue 53200D
  5. ^ Debrett's People of Today 1992 London, Debrett's 1993 ISBN 1-870520-09-2
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Augustine John Hodson
Bishop of Tewkesbury
1955 – 1960
Succeeded by
Forbes Trevor Horan
Preceded by
Harold William Bradfield
Bishop of Bath and Wells
1960 – 1975
Succeeded by
John Monier Bickersteth