Eric Wild

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This article is about the Anglican bishop. For the Canadian conductor and composer, see Eric Wild (conductor).

The Rt. Rev. Eric Wild (1914–1991) was Bishop of Reading from 1972[1] 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.[2] After World War II service with the RNVR his subsequent experience included incumbencies in Wigan and Hindley[3] followed by posts as Director of Religious Education for the Diocese of Peterborough and (his final post before elevation to the Episcopate) Archdeacon of Berkshire.[4]


  1. ^ D-day chaplain to be new Reading bishop The Times Wednesday, Jan 12, 1972; pg. 3; Issue 58373; col B
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-776 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  3. ^ Who was Who1897-2007: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ Archdeacons of Berkshire
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Eric Knell
Archdeacon of Berkshire
Succeeded by
Raymond Birt
Preceded by
Eric Knell
Bishop of Reading
1972 – 1982
Succeeded by
Graham Foley