John Taylor (bishop of St Albans)

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John Taylor
Bishop of St Albans
Diocese Diocese of St Albans
Installed 14 June 1980
Term ended August 1995 (retired)
Predecessor Robert Runcie
Successor Christopher Herbert
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Ely (1995–present) and in Europe (1997–present)
Lord High Almoner
Ordination c. 1956
Consecration 1 May 1980
Personal details
Born (1929-05-06) 6 May 1929 (age 86)
Denomination Anglican
Parents George & Gwendoline
Spouse Linda Barnes (m. 1956)
Children 1 son; 2 daughters
Profession Academic & writer (theologian)
Alma mater Christ's College, Cambridge

John Bernard Taylor (born 6 May 1929) is a British bishop and theologian. He was the Archdeacon of West Ham from 1975 to 1980, the Bishop of St Albans from 1980 to 1995 and the Lord High Almoner from 1988 to 1997.

Taylor was consecrated on 1 May 1980, enthroned at St Albans on 14 June 1980 and retired in August 1995.[1] He has authored a number of religious books from a Christian viewpoint.[2][3]



Religious titles
Preceded by
Robert Runcie
Bishop of St Albans
Succeeded by
Christopher Herbert