Richard Roseveare

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Reginald Richard Roseveare SSM CBE (18 May 1902 – 9 April 1972) was an Anglican bishop in Africa in the third quarter of the 20th century.

Educated at Sedbergh School, Roseveare was ordained in 1930 and began his career with a Curacy at St George, Nottingham.[1] He was a Tutor at Kelham Theological College from 1934 to 37 then Priest in charge of the Mission District of Parson Cross, Sheffield then the area’s Vicar. After this he was a Canon Residentiary at Sheffield Cathedral until his appointment to the episcopate as Bishop of Accra.[2][3] He was expelled in 1962, resigned in 1967 and died on 9 April 1973.[4]


  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  2. ^ Ecclesiastical News New Bishop Of Accra The Times Saturday, Nov 05, 1955; pg. 8; Issue 53370; col D
  3. ^ List of Bishops of Accra at Archived 2011-07-28 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Obituary Rt Rev R. Roseveare The Times Tuesday, Apr 11, 1972; pg. 16; Issue 58449; col F

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Daly
Bishop of Accra
Succeeded by
Ishmael Mills Le-Maire