Michael Vickers

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Michael Vickers
Bishop of Colchester
DioceseDiocese of Chelmsford
In office1988–1994
PredecessorRoderic Coote
SuccessorEdward Holland
Other postsHonorary assistant bishop in Blackburn (1994–present)
Archdeacon of the East Riding (1981–1988)
Ordinationc. 1959 (deacon); c. 1960 (priest)
Personal details
Born (1929-01-13) 13 January 1929 (age 89)
ParentsWilliam & Florence
SpouseJanet Croasdale (m. 1960)
Alma materWorcester College, Oxford

Michael Edwin Vickers (born 13 January 1929)[1] was area Bishop of Colchester from 1988 to 1994.

He was educated at St. Lawrence College, Ramsgate and Worcester College, Oxford before embarking on an ecclesiastical career with a curacy at Christ Church, Bexleyheath[2] after which he was Senior Chaplain at Lee Abbey.[3] Following this he was Vicar of St John’s Newland, Hull.[4] Later he became Rural Dean of Hull and then (his final appointment before elevation to the Episcopate[5]) Archdeacon of the East Riding. In retirement he continues to serve the Diocese of Blackburn as an Assistant Bishop.

He owns a photograph of his great-great-great-grandmother who is earliest-born authenticated person to appear in a photograph. Mary Buckingham (born in 1750) died, aged 101, in 1851. The photograph was taken c.1850.


  1. ^ Who's Who 1992 “(London, A & C Black ISBN 0-7136-3514-2)
  2. ^ Curate's Licence within The national Archives
  3. ^ Crockford's clerical directory, 1995” (Lambeth, Church House ISBN 0-7151-8088-6)
  4. ^ Church web-site
  5. ^ ”Debrett's People of Today 1992” (London, Debrett's) ISBN 1-870520-09-2)