Richard Hawkins (bishop)

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The Right Reverend
Richard Hawkins
Bishop of Crediton
Diocese Diocese of Exeter
In office 1996–2004
Predecessor Peter Coleman
Successor Bob Evens
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Exeter (2005–present)
Bishop of Plymouth (1988–1996)
Archdeacon of Totnes (1981–1988)
Ordination c. 1963 (deacon); c. 1964 (priest)
Consecration 1988
Personal details
Born (1939-04-02) 2 April 1939 (age 77)
Denomination Anglican
Parents John Hawkins, Elsie Briggs
Spouse Valerie Herneman (m. 1966)
Children 2 sons (1 d.); 2 daughters (1 d.)
Alma mater Exeter College, Oxford

Richard Stephen Hawkins (born 2 April 1939) is a bishop in the Church of England and currently a chapter canon of Exeter Cathedral.

Hawkins was educated at Exeter College, Oxford,[1] and trained for ordination at St Stephen's House, Oxford. In his early ministry he was a team vicar in rural Devon and the city of Exeter. He was then Archdeacon of Totnes before being ordained to the episcopate as the suffragan Bishop of Plymouth in the Diocese of Exeter. He was later translated to Crediton in the same diocese.

Hawkins' father, John Hawkins, was the Archdeacon of Totnes.[2]


  1. ^ Who's Who 2008, London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  2. ^ "Hawkins, Rt Rev. Richard Stephen", Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2011 [1], accessed 30 June 2012
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Lucas
Archdeacon of Totnes
Succeeded by
Tony Tremlett
Preceded by
Kenneth Newing
Bishop of Plymouth
Succeeded by
John Garton
Preceded by
Peter Coleman
Bishop of Crediton
Succeeded by
Bob Evens