Michael Manktelow

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Michael Manktelow
Bishop of Basingstoke
Diocese Diocese of Winchester
In office 1977–1993
Predecessor Colin James
Successor Geoffrey Rowell
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Chichester and in Europe (1994–present)
Ordination 1953 (deacon); 1954 (priest)
Consecration 30 March 1977[1]
Personal details
Born (1927-09-23) 23 September 1927 (age 88)
Denomination Anglican
Parents Sir Richard & Helen, Lady Manktelow
Spouse Rosamund Mann (m. 1966)
Children 3 daughters
Profession Writer (biography)
Alma mater Christ's College, Cambridge

Michael Richard John Manktelow (born 23 September 1927) is a retired Anglican bishop. He was the Bishop of Basingstoke from 1977 to 1993.[2]

Manktelow was educated at Whitgift School and Christ's College, Cambridge[3] before a curacy at Boston, Lincolnshire, after which he was Vicar of Knaresborough.[4] Following this he was Vicar of St. Wilfrid's Church, Harrogate[5] and then, his final appointment before his ordination to the episcopate, Rural Dean of the area. He was consecrated an Anglican bishop on 30 March 1977.[1] In retirement he serves as an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Chichester and in the Diocese in Europe.


  1. ^ a b Diocese in Europe – Prayer Diary, January–June 2014 (Accessed 27 April 2014)
  2. ^ Debrett's People of Today 1992 (London, Debrett's), ISBN 1-870520-09-2)
  3. ^ 'MANKTELOW, Rt Rev. Michael Richard John', Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2011 [1], accessed 9 July 2012
  4. ^ Crockford's clerical directory 1995 (Lambeth,Church House) ISBN 0-7151-8088-6
  5. ^ Church website
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Colin James
Bishop of Basingstoke
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Rowell