Peter Mumford

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Not to be confused with Peter Mumford (lighting designer).
Memorial in Truro Cathedral

Peter Mumford (14 October 1922 – 1992[1]) was a bishop of the Church of England. He was the Bishop of Hertford from 1974 to 1981[2] and the Bishop of Truro from 1981 to 1989.[3]

Mumford was educated at Sherborne School and University College, Oxford. After Second World War service with the Royal Artillery he began his ordained ministry as a curate at St Mark's Salisbury.[4] He was then the vicar of St Andrew’s Bedford,[5] the rector of Crawley and finally, from 1973 until his ordination to the episcopate, the Archdeacon of St Albans. He married Jane and they had two sons and a daughter: his wife survived him.

Mumford wrote an autobiography, including "reflections", called Quick-eyed Love Observing (the title alludes to a poem by George Herbert), which was published after his death.


  1. ^ Wiltshire and Swindon Archive Catalogue - memorial service for Peter Mumford
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007, London, A & C Black, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ "Bishop of Truro appointed", The Times, 2 September 1981 (Issue 61023); pg. 12, col C
  4. ^ Parish website
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Hubert Victor Whitsey
Bishop of Hertford
1974 –1981
Succeeded by
Kenneth Harold Pillar
Preceded by
Graham Leonard
Bishop of Truro
1981 –1989
Succeeded by
Michael Thomas Ball