Norman Clarke (bishop)

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Norman Harry Clarke[1] was the third Anglican Bishop of Plymouth from 1950 to 1962[2][3] and, simultaneously, the Archdeacon of Plymouth.

Clarke was born in Sheffield on 31 July 1892[4] and educated at Sheffield University,.[5] He was a Diocesan Inspector of Schools, then a residential canon at Southwark Cathedral and finally (before his ordination to the episcopate) Vicar of St Andrew’s, Plymouth.[6] He died on 18 February 1974,[7]


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ "Ecclesiastical News: New Bishop Of Plymouth", The Times, 3 July 1950, p. 6.
  3. ^ "Ecclesiastical News: Bishop Of Plymouth to retire", The Times, 26 June 1962, p. 14.
  4. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  5. ^ Honorary Graduates of Sheffield University[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Church website
  7. ^ "Obituary: Right Rev N. H. Clarke", The Times, 19 February 1974, p. 18.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Francis Whitfield Daukes
Bishop of Plymouth (Anglican)
1950 – 1962
Succeeded by
Wilfrid Guy Sanderson