Herbert Wild

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Herbert Louis Wild (2 July 1865 – 28 March 1940) was a Bishop in the Church of England.


He was the son of Rev. R. L. Wild, rector of Hurstmonceux in Sussex.

He married Helen Christian Severn in 1903 and they had 4 sons and a daughter.


He was educated at Charterhouse School and Exeter College, Oxford where he graduated in 1886. He was ordained deacon in the Church of England in 1895.


He became Vice-Principal and Chaplain of St Edmund Hall, Oxford until 1903 when he became assistant curate at St. Ann's Church, Nottingham. In 1904 he was appointed vicar of Church of St. John the Evangelist, Carrington until 1909 when he returned to Oxford to be Vicar of St. Giles.

He was appointed Archdeacon of Nottingham in 1913 and nominated Bishop of Newcastle on 16 October 1915, being consecrated on 30 November. He held that post until 1 August 1927 when he resigned due to poor health.


  • The Times, 30 March 1940