Richard Clitherow (bishop)

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This article is about the bishop. For the politician, see Richard Clitherow.

Richard George Clitherow (1909–1984) was the fifth Suffragan Bishop of Stafford.[1] Educated at Dulwich College and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge,[2] he was ordained in 1936 and began his career with a Curacy at Bermondsey.[3] When war came he became a Naval Chaplain.[4] From 1946 to 1958 he was Canon Residentiary at Guildford Cathedral before ascending to the Episcopate, a post he held until retirement 18 years later.


  1. ^ The Times, Friday, 7 Mar 1958; pg. 10; Issue 54093; col B "New Suffragan Bishop Of Stafford" Category: Official Appointments and Notices
  2. ^ Who was Who 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ During which he was mentioned in Despatches- The Times, Friday, 16 Nov 1984; pg. 18; Issue 61988; col G "The Rt Rev R.G Clitherow" Category: Obituaries
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Lemprière Durell Hammond
Bishop of Stafford
1958 – 1974
Succeeded by
John Waine