Peter Maurice (bishop)
|Bishop of Taunton|
|Diocese||Diocese of Bath and Wells|
|In office||2006 – 30 April 2015 (retired)|
|Other posts||Archdeacon of Wells (2003–2006)|
|Consecration||7 December 2006|
|Born||14 April 1951|
|Children||2 sons & 1 daughter|
|Alma mater||Durham University|
Early life and education
Maurice was born on 16 April 1951 to Eric and Pamela Maurice. He studied at St Chad's College, Durham, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1972. He trained for Holy Orders at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield.
Ordained in 1975, he was a curate at St Paul's Wandsworth, then team vicar at Mortlake with East Sheen, then of Holy Trinity Rotherhithe, Rural Dean of Bermondsey, vicar of All Saints', Tooting and finally, before his ordination to the episcopate, the Archdeacon of Wells.
On 11 February 2017, fourteen retired bishops signed an open letter to the then-serving bishops of the Church of England. In an unprecedented move, they expressed their opposition to the House of Bishops' report to General Synod on sexuality, which recommended no change to the Church's canons or practises around sexuality. By 13 February, a serving bishop (Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham) and nine further retired bishops — including Maurice — had added their signatures; on 15 February, the report was rejected by synod.
- The Reverend Peter Maurice (1975–2003)
- The Venerable Peter Maurice (2003–2006)
- The Right Reverend Peter Maurice (2006–present)
- Diocese of Bath & Wells – Bishop of Taunton announces retirement (Accessed 4 September 2014)
- "Appointments". Church Times. 8 December 2006. Archived from the original on 26 May 2007.
- "Official notification of appointment". 10 Downing Street. Archived from the original on 9 January 2013.
- Anglican Communion
- 'MAURICE, Rt Rev. Peter David', Who's Who 2017, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2017; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2016; online edn, Nov 2016 accessed 7 July 2017
- "Peter David Maurice". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
- Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
- Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
- Retired Bishops' Letter — The Letter (Accessed 11 February 2017; the fourteen bishops were David Atkinson, Michael Doe, Tim Ellis, David Gillett, John Gladwin, Laurie Green, Richard Harries, Stephen Lowe, Stephen Platten, John Pritchard, Peter Selby, Tim Stevens, Martin Wharton, and Williamson.)
- Retired Bishops' Letter — New Signatures (Accessed 17 February 2017); the nine bishops were Gordon Bates, Ian Brackley, John Davies, Maurice, David Rossdale, John Saxbee, Martin Shaw, Oliver Simon, and David Stancliffe.
- The Grauniad — Church of England in turmoil as synod rejects report on same-sex relationships (Accessed 17 February 2017)
- Debrett's People of Today, London, 2008, ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
|Church of England titles|
| Archdeacon of Wells
| Bishop of Taunton
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