Ivor Watkins

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Ivor Stanley Watkins (1896–1960) was an Anglican Bishop who served in two posts between 1946 and his death in October, 1960.

Born in 1896 he was educated at Hereford Cathedral School and Trinity Hall, Cambridge and ordained in 1924.[1] Following a Curacy in Bedminster he rose steadily in the Church hierarchy being successively Vicar of St Gregory’s Horfield, Rural Dean then Archdeacon of Bristol before elevation to the Diocese’s Suffragan Bishopric as Bishop of Malmesbury. After a decade as Bishop of Malmesbury he was translated to Guildford,[2] where “in a short time he won the hearts and minds of both clergy and laity by his active and diligent pastoral ministry.[3]


  1. ^ Who was Who 1987-1990: London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X)
  2. ^ The Times, Wednesday, Jul 25, 1956; pg. 10; Issue 53592; col F Bishop Watkins to be new Bishop of Guildford
  3. ^ The Times ,Tuesday, Oct 25, 1960; pg. 13; Issue 54911; col A Bishop Of Guildford Obituary Rt. Rev. I. S. Watkins
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Ronald Ramsay
Bishop of Malmesbury
1946 – 1956
Succeeded by
Edward Roberts
Preceded by
Henry Montgomery Campbell
Bishop of Guildford
1956 – 1960
Succeeded by
George Reindorp