Michael Nuttall

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Michael Nuttal
Former Bishop of Natal
ProvinceSouthern Africa
In office1982–1999
PredecessorPhilip Russell
SuccessorRubin Phillip
Personal details
Born (1934-04-03) 3 April 1934 (age 84)
Previous postBishop of Pretoria

Michael Nuttall (born 3 April 1934) is an eminent former South African Anglican bishop[1] and author in the last third of the 20th century.

He was educated at Maritzburg College, the University of Natal and Rhodes University[2] and ordained in 1965.[3] His first post was as a curate at Grahamstown Cathedral where he was later to return as Dean. In 1975 he was elevated to the Episcopate as Bishop of Pretoria. After seven years he was translated to Natal. He was Bishop of Natal until 2000. He continues to serve the Church in retirement.


Nutall has written and contributed to a number of works including:

  • René De Villiers, ed. (1972). "Religion". Better than they knew. Purnell. p. 191.
  • Authority in the Anglican Communion 1987
  • Prayerfulness in the Spirit 2002
  • John Suggit & Mandy Goedhals, ed. (1998). Change and challenge: essays commemorating the 150th anniversary of the arrival of Robert Gray as first bishop of Cape Town [20th February 1848). Church of the Province of Southern Africa. p. 55. ISBN 978-0-9584213-2-4.
  • Number two to Tutu: a memoir. Cluster. 2003. ISBN 978-1-875053-34-6.
  • Nuttall, Michael. "Receiving Communion from the Hands of a Woman Priest: A Milestone in the Life of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa." Women Hold Up Half The Sky: Women in the Church in Southern Africa (1991): 267-273.
  • Charles Hefling & Cynthia Shattuck, ed. (2006). "The Province of Southern Africa". The Oxford Guide to The Book of Common Prayer : A Worldwide Survey: A Worldwide Survey. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-972389-8.


Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
Kenneth Oram
Dean of Grahamstown
Succeeded by
Godfrey Ashby
Preceded by
Edward Knapp-Fisher
Bishop of Pretoria
Succeeded by
Richard Austin Kraft
Preceded by
Philip Russell
Bishop of Natal
Succeeded by
Rubin Phillip