Richard Blunt

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Richard Frederick Lefevre Blunt was the first Anglican Bishop of Hull in the modern era; and served from 1891 until his death in 1910.


Born in 1833 and educated at Merchant Taylors' and King's College London,[1] his first post after Ordination was as a Curate at St Paul, Cheltenham.[2] After serving as vicar of Scarborough[3] and Archdeacon of the East Riding (1873–1891) he was elevated in 1891 to the Episcopate as a Suffragan to the Archbishop of York.[4]

He was vicar of All Saints, Hessle (near Hull) from 1905 to 1910. He died on 23 January 1910.


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897–1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ Church web site
  3. ^ Area details
  4. ^ The Times, Friday, 20 March 1891; p. 5; Issue 33277; col E The Ven. Richard Frederick Lefevre Blunt
Church of England titles
Title last held by
Robert Sylvester
Bishop of Hull
Succeeded by
John Augustine Kempthorne