Kenneth Newing

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Kenneth Newing
MA(Cantab) OSB
Bishop of Plymouth
Diocese Diocese of Exeter
In office 1982–1988
Predecessor Richard Cartwright
Successor Richard Hawkins
Other posts Archdeacon of Plymouth (1978–1982)
Ordination 1955 (deacon); 1956 (priest)
Consecration 1982
Personal details
Born (1923-08-29) 29 August 1923 (age 94)
Denomination Anglican
Residence Salisbury Priory, Wiltshire
Parents Albert & Nellie
Profession Monk
Alma mater Selwyn College, Cambridge

Kenneth Albert Newing OSB (born 29 August 1923) was the Anglican Bishop of Plymouth from 1982[1] to 1988.

Newing was educated at Dover Grammar School for Boys[2] and Selwyn College, Cambridge. After a period of study at The College of the Resurrection, Mirfield he was ordained in 1955 and began his career with a curacy at Plymstock followed by a long period as Rector of Plympton St Maurice.[3] In 1978 he became the Archdeacon of Plymouth and four years later its Suffragan Bishop. On resigning from the episcopate he joined the Anglican Benedictine community at Elmore Abbey (now based in Salisbury).


  1. ^ The Times, Wednesday, Nov 25, 1981; pg. 14; Issue 61091; col E Church news New Suffragan Bishop of Plymouth
  2. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0).
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Richard Cartwright
Bishop of Plymouth
Succeeded by
Richard Hawkins