Michael Doe (bishop)

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Michael Doe
Bishop of Swindon
Diocese Diocese of Bristol
In office 1994–2001
Predecessor Peter Firth
as Bishop of Malmesbury
Successor Lee Rayfield
Other posts Preacher to Gray's Inn (8 June 2011–present)
General Secretary, USPG (2004–2011)
Honorary assistant bishop in Southwark (2004–present)
Ordination 1972 (deacon); 1973 (priest)
Consecration 1994
Personal details
Born (1947-12-24) 24 December 1947 (age 67)
Lymington, Hampshire
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Parents Albert & Violet Curtis
Profession Author
Alma mater Durham University

Michael David Doe (born 24 December 1947) is the Preacher of Gray's Inn and a former Bishop of Swindon.

Doe was born on Christmas Eve 1947 and educated at Durham University.[1] After studying at Ripon College Cuddesdon he was ordained in 1973.[2] He was a curate in St Helier after which he was Youth Secretary of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.[citation needed] He served as Rural Dean of Cowley, Oxfordshire from 1987-1989[3] and as a canon residentiary at Portsmouth Cathedral before his ordination to the episcopate as suffragan bishop of Swindon in 1994. From 2004 to 2011 he served as General Secretary of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.[4] In 2011 he was appointed Preacher of Gray's Inn, one of the Inns of Court in London.[5] In 2002 he was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Bath.


  1. ^ Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  3. ^ Fox, Dorothy.Blackbird Leys: A Thirty Year History Oxford. Page 34. 1990.
  4. ^ Brief profile
  5. ^ "Gray's Inn – Preacher". Gray's Inn. Retrieved 2011-06-09. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Peter Firth
as Bishop of Malmesbury
Bishop of Swindon
Succeeded by
Lee Rayfield