Peter Coleman (bishop)

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Peter Everard Coleman AKC (28 August 1928[1]–27 December 2001) was Bishop of Crediton from 1984 to 1996.

Coleman was educated at the Haileybury and Imperial Service College and King's College London before becoming its chaplain until 1966.[2] He married Princess Elisabeth-Donata Reuss of Köstritz (Donata; 8 June 1932 - 24 April 2022) in 1960. They had two sons and two daughters.[1] Following this he was vicar of St Paul's Clifton, then Director of Ordinands in the Diocese of Bristol and finally (before his ordination to the episcopate) Archdeacon of Worcester.[3] In retirement he ministered in the Diocese of Bath and Wells as an assistant bishop until his death.


  1. ^ a b "Coleman, Rt Rev. Peter Everard", Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2007 [1], accessed 30 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Crockford's clerical directory, 1995" (Lambeth, Church House ISBN 0-7151-8088-6)
  3. ^ Debrett's People of Today 1992 (London, Debrett's) ISBN 1-870520-09-2
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Preceded by Bishop of Crediton
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