Eric Wild

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Eric Wild (6 November 1914 – 10 August 1991)[1] was Bishop of Reading from 1972[2] to 1982.

Educated at Manchester Grammar School and Keble College, Oxford, he was ordained in 1938. His first post was as a Curate at St Anne, Liverpool.[3] After World War II service with the RNVR his subsequent experience included incumbencies in Wigan and Hindley, Greater Manchester[1] followed by posts as Director of Religious Education for the Diocese of Peterborough and (his final post before appointment to the episcopate) Archdeacon of Berkshire.[4]


  1. ^ a b Wild, Eric. Who Was Who. 1920–2016 (April 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 3 April 2016.  closed access publication – behind paywall
  2. ^ D-day chaplain to be new Reading bishop The Times Wednesday, 12 January 1972; pg. 3; Issue 58373; col B
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-776 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ Archdeacons of Berkshire Archived 20 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Eric Knell
Archdeacon of Berkshire
Succeeded by
Raymond Birt
Bishop of Reading
Succeeded by
Graham Foley