John Cavell (bishop)

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The Right Reverend
John Cavell
Bishop of Southampton
Diocese Diocese of Winchester
In office 1972–1984
Predecessor Kenneth Lamplugh
Successor David Cartwright
Other posts Bishop to HM Prisons and Borstals (1975–1985)
Honorary assistant bishop in Salisbury (1988–present)
Orders
Ordination May 1940 (deacon); 11 June 1941 (priest)
Consecration February 1972
Personal details
Born (1916-11-04) 4 November 1916 (age 99)
Denomination Anglican
Parents William & Edith Warner
Spouse Mary Penman (m. 1942; d. 1988)
Children 1 daughter
Alma mater Queens College, Cambridge

John Kingsmill Cavell (born 4 November 1916) was the ninth Bishop of Southampton, a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Winchester.[1]

Cavell was educated at Sir Roger Manwood's School and Queens' College, Cambridge, whence he gained his Cambridge Master of Arts (MA Cantab). He was ordained a deacon at Trinity 1940 (in May), and a priest on 11 June 1941, both times at Canterbury Cathedral by Cosmo Gordon Lang, Archbishop of Canterbury.[2][3] He began his career with Curacies at Christ Church, Folkestone and Addington Parish Church, Croydon. He was then successively Secretary of the Church Missionary Society, Vicar of Christ Church, Cheltenham[4] and then Rural Dean of Plymouth before his appointment to the episcopate as suffragan Bishop of Southampton — a post he held from his consecration in February 1972 (by Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury, at Westminster Abbey)[5] until his retirement on 30 June 1984.[6][7] He was appointed as Bishop of Prisons around June 1975[8] and continued until his retirement from ministry in 1984. In retirement he continues to serve the Church as an honorary assistant bishop within the Diocese of Salisbury.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  2. ^ "Trinity Ordinations (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#4035). 24 May 1940. p. 386. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 7 June 2016. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Trinity Ordinations (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#4091). 20 June 1941. p. 360. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 7 June 2016. (subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ Church web-site
  5. ^ "photo caption (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#5687). 11 February 1972. p. 20. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 7 June 2016. (subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "Bishop of Southampton to retire (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#6315). 24 February 1982. p. 5. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 7 June 2016. (subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ The Times, Friday, Feb 24, 1984; pg. 14; Issue 61766; col E Bishop to retire
  8. ^ "Gazette: Personal (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#5860). 6 June 1975. p. 15. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 7 June 2016. (subscription required (help)). 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Kenneth Lamplugh
Bishop of Southampton
1972–1984
Succeeded by
David Cartwright
Preceded by
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Bishop to HM Prisons and Borstals
1975–1985
Succeeded by
Br Michael (Fisher)