Jim Bishop (bishop)

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Clifford Leofric Purdy "Jim" Bishop[1] was the Suffragan Bishop of Malmesbury from 1962[2] until 1973 in the Church of England.


He was born on 11 June 1908[3] and educated at St. John's School, Leatherhead and Christ's College, Cambridge. Ordained in 1933[4] and later Vicar of St George’s, Camberwell,[1] he was also Rural Dean of Walsingham and then Wearmouth until his ordination to the episcopate. He died on 1 September 1994.


  1. ^ a b Independent Obituary
  2. ^ The Times, Tuesday, Mar 27, 1962; pg. 14; Issue 55350; col E Ecclesiastical News New Bishop Of Malmesbury
  3. ^ Who's Who 1992 “(London, A & C Black ISBN 0-7136-3514-2)
  4. ^ Crockford's clerical directory, 1995” (Lambeth,Church House ISBN 0-7151-8088-6)
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edward Roberts
Bishop of Malmesbury
1962 –1973
Succeeded by
Freddy Temple