Michael Vickers

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Michael Vickers
Bishop of Colchester
Diocese Diocese of Chelmsford
In office 1988–1994
Predecessor Roderic Coote
Successor Edward Holland
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Blackburn (1994–present)
Archdeacon of the East Riding (1981–1988)
Ordination c. 1959 (deacon); c. 1960 (priest)
Consecration 1988
Personal details
Born (1929-01-13) 13 January 1929 (age 86)
Denomination Anglican
Parents William & Florence
Spouse Janet Croasdale (m. 1960)
Children 3 daughters
Alma mater Worcester 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.


Church of England titles
Preceded by
Roderic Coote
Bishop of Colchester
Succeeded by
Edward Holland