John Waller (bishop)

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John Waller
Bishop of Stafford
Diocese Diocese of Lichfield
In office 1979–1987
Predecessor John Waine
Successor Michael Scott-Joynt
Other posts Assistant bishop of Bath & Wells (1987–2003)
Ordination 1950 (deacon); 1951 (priest)
Consecration 25 January 1979[1]
Personal details
Born (1924-04-18)18 April 1924
Died 3 September 2015(2015-09-03) (aged 91)
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Pamela Peregrine (m. 1951)
Children 5
Profession Seaman
Alma mater Peterhouse, Cambridge

John Stevens Waller (18 April 1924 – 3 September 2015) was an Anglican bishop who served as the seventh Suffragan Bishop of Stafford.[2]

Waller was educated at St Edward's School, Oxford and served during World War II with the RNVR. When peace came he studied at Peterhouse, Cambridge[2] and Wells Theological College before being ordained priest in 1951. He began his career with curacies at Hillingdon and Tiverton[3] before incumbencies at Strood and Harpenden. In 1979 he ascended to the Episcopate, a post he held for eight years. A man of strong convictions[4] he retired in 1987, becoming an Assistant Bishop within the Bath and Wells diocese.

He died on 3 September 2015 at the age of 91.[5]


  1. ^ Tustin, David. A Bishop's Ministry (Google Books) p. 30 (Accessed 26 April 2014)
  2. ^ a b ‘WALLER, Rt Rev. John Stevens’, Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2011 [1], accessed 8 July 2012.
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ The Times, Tuesday, 12 May 1981; pg. 2; Issue 60925; col A Bishop joins the “People's march for jobs”
  5. ^ WALLER
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Waine
Bishop of Stafford
Succeeded by
Michael Scott-Joynt