Lee Rayfield

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The Right Reverend
Lee Rayfield
Bishop of Swindon
Diocese Diocese of Bristol
In office 2005–present[1]
Predecessor Michael Doe
Ordination 1993
Consecration 8 June 2005[1]
Personal details
Born (1955-09-30) 30 September 1955 (age 61)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Liz[1]
Children Matt, Simon & Louise[2]
Profession formerly immunology lecturer
Alma mater University of Southampton

Lee Stephen Rayfield[3] (born 30 September 1955) is the current Bishop of Swindon.[4]

Rayfield was educated at the University of Southampton.[5] After a period as a lecturer in immunology at the University of London and study at Ridley Hall, Cambridge he was ordained a priest in 1994.[6] His career began with a curacy at Woodford after which he was Priest in Charge of St Peter's Furze Platt and finally (before his ordination to the episcopate) Area Dean of Maidenhead. As suffragan Bishop of Swindon, he was installed at Bristol Cathedral on 18 June 2005.[2] A keen amateur runner and cyclist[7] he is married to Liz, with three children: Matt, Simon and Louise.



  1. ^ a b c BBC News — New bishop installed in Swindon
  2. ^ a b BBC Wiltshire — New Bishop in Town
  3. ^ Anglican Communion
  4. ^ a b Official notification of appointment
  5. ^ a b Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  6. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  7. ^ Debrett's People of Today London, 2008 Debrett's, ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Michael Doe
Bishop of Swindon