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|Bishop of Exeter|
|Diocese||Diocese of Exeter|
|Other posts||Honorary assistant bishop in Carlisle (1999–present)
Bishop of Willesden
1974–1985 (area bishop 1979–1985)
|Born||14 August 1929|
|Alma mater||Trinity Hall, Cambridge|
Thompson was educated at Aldenham School and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. After National Service in the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, he studied for ordination at Cuddesdon College and began his ordained ministry with a curacy at St Matthew's Northampton after which he was first vicar of St Augustine, Wisbech and subsequently of St Saviour's Folkestone. He was consecrated to the episcopate as suffragan Bishop of Willesden in 1974, became area bishop upon the foundation of the London area scheme in 1979 and six years later he was translated to diocesan Bishop of Exeter. In retirement he continues to serve the church as an honorary assistant bishop within the Diocese of Carlisle.
- Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black, ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
- Photo of church
- Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
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- The Times, 12 March 1985; pg. 14; Issue 62085; col D, New bishop named
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