John Oliver (bishop)

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The Right Reverend
John Oliver
Bishop of Hereford
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Hereford
Installed 1990
Term ended 2003 (retirement)
Predecessor John Eastaugh
Successor Anthony Priddis
Other posts Archdeacon of Sherborne
Consecration 1990
Personal details
Born (1935-04-14) 14 April 1935 (age 83)
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Meriel Moore (m. 1961)
Children Three
Alma mater Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

John Keith Oliver (born 14 April 1935) is a British retired Anglican bishop. He was the Bishop of Hereford from 1990 to 2003.

Early life and education[edit]

Oliver was born on 14 April 1935.[1] He was educated at Westminster and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.[2] He has Master of Arts (MA Cantab) and Master of Letters (MLitt) degrees.[3]

Ordained ministry[edit]

After a curacy in Norfolk, he spent a period as chaplain and assistant master at Eton College. Following incumbencies in Devon, he became Archdeacon of Sherborne and Rector of West Stafford in Dorset before being ordained to the episcopate in 1990. He was succeeded by Anthony Priddis, previously Suffragan Bishop of Warwick.[4]

Personal life[edit]

He married Meriel Moore in 1961.[5] They have two sons and one daughter.[6]


  1. ^ "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2014. Rt Rev John Oliver, Bishop of Hereford, 1990-2003, 76 
  2. ^ Crockford's clerical directory (London, Church House 1995) ISBN 0-7151-8088-6
  3. ^ "West Stafford Stoke Billet Rectors". 
  4. ^ Succession details Archived 2007-12-13 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "rev. John Keith Oliver -". 
  6. ^ "Person Page".