Philip Pasterfield

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Philip John Pasterfield was Bishop of Crediton from 1974 to 1984.

Pasterfield was born in Canada on 14 January 1920[1] and educated at Denstone College and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. After World War II service with the Somerset Light Infantry he studied for ordination and began his career with a curacy at Streatham.[2] Following this he was Vicar of West Lavington, West Sussex then Woolbeding in the same area; and finally, before his ordination to the episcopate, Rural Dean of Birkenhead.[3] In retirement he continued to serve the Diocese as an Assistant Bishop until his death on 29 January 2001.


  1. ^ Who's Who 1992 “(London, A & C Black ISBN 0-7136-3514-2)
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory, 1995 (London: Church House ISBN 0-7151-8088-6)
  3. ^ Debrett's People of Today 1992 (London, Debrett's) ISBN 1-870520-09-2)
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Wilfrid Arthur Edmund Westall
Bishop of Crediton
1974 – 1984
Succeeded by
Peter Everard Coleman