Peter Maurice (bishop)

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The Right Reverend
Peter Maurice
Bishop of Taunton
Diocese Diocese of Bath and Wells
In office 2006–30 April 2015 (retired)[1]
Predecessor Andrew Radford
Successor Ruth Worsley (announced)
Other posts Archdeacon of Wells (2003–2006)
Ordination 1975
Consecration 7 December 2006[2]
Personal details
Born (1951-04-14) 14 April 1951 (age 65)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Elizabeth[3]
Children 2 sons & 1 daughter[3]
Alma mater Durham University

Peter David Maurice[4] (born 14 April 1951) was the Bishop of Taunton[3] until 30 April 2015.[1]

Maurice was educated at Durham University and the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield.[5] Ordained in 1975,[6] 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.[3]

A sports fan,[7] Maurice is married to Elizabeth, with two sons and one daughter.[3]


  • Peter Maurice Esq (1951–1975)
  • The Revd Peter Maurice (1975–2003)
  • The Ven Peter Maurice (2003–2006)
  • The Rt Revd Peter Maurice (2006–present)


  1. ^ a b Diocese of Bath & Wells – Bishop of Taunton announces retirement (Accessed 4 September 2014)
  2. ^ "Appointments". Church Times. 8 December 2006. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b c d e "Official notification of appointment". 10 Downing Street. Archived from the original on 8 December 2009. 
  4. ^ Anglican Communion
  5. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  6. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  7. ^ Debrett's People of Today, London, 2008, ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Richard Acworth
Archdeacon of Wells
Succeeded by
Nicola Sullivan
Preceded by
Andrew Radford
Bishop of Taunton
Succeeded by
Ruth Worsley (announced)
as bishop-designate