David Halsey

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Henry David Halsey[1] (27 January 1919 – 16 May 2009)[2] was an Anglican bishop.


He was educated at King's College School, Wimbledon and King's College London. After this he took holy orders at Wells Theological College and began his ministry as a curate at St. Peter's Church, Petersfield.[3] A wartime chaplain in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, he then served the Christian ministry successively in the West Country (Plymouth and Netheravon), Kent (Chatham, Bromley[4] and Tonbridge[5]) and Cumbria, his last post being Bishop of Carlisle from 1972[6] to 1989. His daughter Sarah is married to David French, the former Chief Executive of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy[7] His wife, Rachel Halsey. died in October 2013 in Cumbria[8]


  1. ^ see Who’s Who: London, A & C Black, 1992 ISBN 0-7136-3514-2
  2. ^ Daily Telegraph Obituary p 29: Issue no 47,909 (dated Monday 15 June 2009
  3. ^ A history of Christianity in Petersfield: the stories of the local churches: Petersfield, Petersfield Area Historical Society, 2001 Monograph No 4 ISSN 0262-5970
  4. ^ List of rectors of St Peter and St Paul
  5. ^ Suffragan Bishop, 1968-72 Who’s Who: London, A & C Black, 1970 ISBN 0-7136-1140-5)
  6. ^ The Times, Thursday, 31 Aug 1972; pg. 14; Issue 58567; col A Church news: New Bishop, of Carlisle chosen
  7. ^ Organisation web-site
  8. ^ http://www.myfamilyannouncements.co.uk/newsandstar/view/677898/halsey-rachel
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Russell Berridge White
Bishop of Tonbridge
1968 – 1972
Succeeded by
Philip Harold Ernest Goodrich
Preceded by
Sydney Cyril Bulley
Bishop of Carlisle
1972 – 1989
Succeeded by
Ian Harland