Harold Bradfield

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Harold William Bradfield[1][2] (20 September 1898 – 1 May 1960) was an Anglican bishop who served as Bishop of Bath and Wells[3] from 1946[4] to 1960.

He was educated at Alleyn's School and King's College London.[5] Made a deacon at Michaelmas 1922 (24 September)[6] and ordained a priest the next Michaelmas (30 September 1923) — both times by William Temple, Bishop of Manchester, at Manchester Cathedral,[7] he served a curacy in Prestwich and an incumbency in Oldham.[8] An honorary canon of Canterbury Cathedral,[9] he was Archdeacon of Croydon from 1942 to 1946, then Bishop of Bath and Wells until 1960.[10] He was consecrated a bishop on SS Philip and James's day 1946 (1 May), by Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury, at Westminster Abbey.[11] He died in office, at the Bishop's Palace, Wells, on 1 May 1960.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives
  2. ^ Portrait on Art UK
  3. ^ CBS News
  4. ^ New Bishop of Bath and Wells. The Times (London, England), Saturday, 23 February 1946; p. 4, Issue 50384
  5. ^ "Bradford, Harold William". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  6. ^ "Ordinations". Church Times (#3114). 29 September 1922. p. 302. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 29 November 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  7. ^ "Ordinations". Church Times (#3167). 5 October 1923. p. 359. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 29 November 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  8. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory London, OUP, 1948 p78
  9. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Dod's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland, Including All the Titled Classes. 1952.
  11. ^ "Westminster Abbey consecration". Church Times (#6177). 3 July 1981. p. 16. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 29 November 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  12. ^ "in memoriam: Harold William Bradfield". Church Times (#5073). 6 May 1960. p. 8. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 29 November 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Wand
Bishop of Bath and Wells
1946 – 1960
Succeeded by
Edward Henderson