Frederick Cockin

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Frederic Arthur Cockin[1] was an Anglican Bishop of Bristol in the mid 20th century.

Born on 30 July 1888 [2] he was educated at Marlborough College and University College, Oxford. He was ordained in 1915,[3] after which he was Curate of St Mary, Newington.[4] Later he was Vicar of Saint Mary-the-Virgin, Oxford [5] then a Canon at St Paul's Cathedral. An Honorary Chaplain to the King,[6] he was elevated to the episcopate in 1946 and served for 12 years. He died on 15 January 1969.[7]


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  4. ^ British History on-line
  5. ^ Church website
  6. ^ Chaplains To The King The Times Wednesday, Dec 22, 1937; pg. 15; Issue 47874; col E
  7. ^ The Times, Friday, Jan 17, 1969; pg. 10; Issue 57461; col F Obituary Bishop Cockin Teacher, evangelist and broadcaster
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Clifford Woodward
Bishop of Bristol
Succeeded by
Oliver Stratford Tomkins