John Hare (bishop)

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John Tyrrell Holmes Hare (24 November 1912 – 25 October 1976) was Bishop of Bedford from 1968 to 1977.

He was educated at Brighton College [1] and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. After a period of study at Ripon College Cuddesdon he was ordained in 1937 and began his career with a curacy at St Francis of Assisi, West Bromwich [2] followed by a period as Vicar of St Matthias, Colindale. In 1951 he began a long association with the Bedford area, being successively Rural Dean, Archdeacon of Bedford and then Suffragan Bishop. He died in post on 25 October 1976.[3]


  1. ^ Who's Who1970 London, A & C Black, 1971 ISBN 0-7136-1140-5
  2. ^ Parish details
  3. ^ Crockford's clerical directory Lambeth, Church House
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Albert John Trillo
Bishop of Bedford
Succeeded by
Andrew Alexander Kenny Graham