Hugh Blackburne

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Not to be confused with Hugh Blackburn.

Hugh Charles Blackburne was the Bishop of Thetford from 1977 until 1981.[1]

Blackburne was born into an ecclesiastical family[2] on 4 June 1912 and educated at Marlborough[3] and Clare College, Cambridge before beginning his ordained ministry as a curate in Almondbury.[4] He was then a chaplain in the Forces and then held incumbencies at Milton, Hampshire, Harrow, the Hilsborough parishes[5] and Ranworth before being ordained to the episcopate. He died in 1995.


  1. ^ Independent obituary
  2. ^ His father was a former Dean of Bristol > The Times, 4 January 1944, p7.C
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  5. ^ Details within The National Archives
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Eric William Bradley Cordingly
Bishop of Thetford
1977 –1981
Succeeded by
Timothy Dudley-Smith