|The Right Reverend|
|Bishop of Carlisle|
|Church||Church of England|
|Diocese||Diocese of Carlisle|
|In office||1905 to 1920|
|Birth name||John William Diggle|
|Born||2 March 1847|
|Died||24 March 1920(aged 73)|
|Children||Five, including Percy Robert Diggle|
John William Diggle (2 March 1847 – 24 March 1920) was an English Anglican bishop. He was Archdeacon of Westmorland from 1896 to 1901, Archdeacon of Birmingham from 1903 to 1904, and Bishop of Carlisle from 1905 to his death in 1920.
Early life and education
Diggle was the son of William Diggle, a warehouseman of Pendleton, Lancashire and his wife Nancy Ann née Chadderton. His younger brother, Joseph Diggle (1849–1917) was to become chairman of the London School Board. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School. and Merton College, Oxford.
Diggle began his career with curacies at St Margaret, Whalley Range, All Saints’, Liverpool and St John’s, Walton. From 1875 until 1897 he was Vicar of Mossley Hill. He was in 1896 collated Archdeacon of Westmorland, serving until November 1901, and then in 1903 Archdeacon of Birmingham.
In 1874, Diggle married Cicely Jane Butterfield. In 1884, Diggle married Edith Moss. Diggle had five children: four sons and one daughter.
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| Bishop of Carlisle