Freddy Temple

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Frederick Stephen "Freddy" Temple[1] was the Suffragan Bishop of Malmesbury from 1973 until 1983.

Temple was born into a distinguished Ecclesiastical family[2] on 24 November 1916[3] and educated at Rugby School and Balliol College, Oxford. He was ordained in 1948[4] and was a curate in Newark and later Rector of St Agnes' Longsight[5] and Dean of Hong Kong. He returned to England to be senior chaplain to Geoffrey Fisher, then Archbishop of Canterbury.[6] He was then Vicar of St Mary’s Portsea, Portsmouth, the largest parish of the city, and then Archdeacon of Malmesbury until his ordination to the episcopate. He retired in 1983[7] and died on 26 November 2000.


  1. ^ The Telegraph — Obituary, Freddy Temple
  2. ^ Both his grandfather and uncle were Archbishops of Canterbury
  3. ^ Who's Who 1992 “(London, A & C Black ISBN 0-7136-3514-2)
  4. ^ Crockford's clerical directory, 1995” (Lambeth,Church House ISBN 0-7151-8088-6)
  5. ^ Church website
  6. ^ "Senior Chaplain At Lambeth Palace", The Times, 8 May 1959, p. 14.
  7. ^ The Times, 20 April 1983, p. 16., "'Bishop of Malmesbury to resign"
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Alaric Rose
Dean of Hong Kong
1953 –1959
Succeeded by
Barry Till
Preceded by
Jim Bishop
Bishop of Malmesbury
1973 –1983
Succeeded by
Peter Firth