Peter Nott

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The Right Reverend
Peter Nott
Bishop of Norwich
Diocese Diocese of Norwich
In office 1985–1999
Predecessor Maurice Wood
Successor Graham James
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Oxford (1999–present)
Bishop of Taunton
Consecration c. 1977
Personal details
Born (1933-12-30)30 December 1933
Died 20 August 2018(2018-08-20) (aged 84)
Denomination Anglican
Alma mater Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

Peter John Nott (30 December 1933 – 20 August 2018) was an English Anglican bishop:[1] from 1985 to 1999, he served as Bishop of Norwich.[2]

Nott was educated at Bristol Grammar School, Dulwich College and Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.[3] He began his ordained ministry as a curate at Harpenden after which he was chaplain at Fitzwilliam College and then Rector of Beaconsfield.[4] In 1977 he was appointed as the suffragan Bishop of Taunton.[5] He was translated to be the Bishop of Norwich[6] upon the confirmation of his election on 12 November 1985.[7] He retired in 1999 but continued to serve as an honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Oxford.


  1. ^ Eastern Daily Press
  2. ^ "Well liked Bishop of Norwich who published a lively account of a Visitation of his Norfolk diocese" Daily Telegraph p29 (obituaries) Issue no 50,788, dated Wednesday 22 August 2018
  3. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  5. ^ "New Bishop of Taunton", The Times, 1 June 1977, p19.
  6. ^ The Times, 21 August 1985, p14, "Rural churchman is new bishop"
  7. ^ "Get-together (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#6405). 15 November 1985. p. 8. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 22 February 2016. (Subscription required (help)).