Richard Watson (bishop of Burnley)

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Richard Charles Challinor Watson was the seventh Bishop of Burnley from 1970[1] to 1988. Born on 16 February 1923, he was educated at Rugby and New College, Oxford[2] and studied for ordination at Westcott House, Cambridge before a curacy in Stratford, London . After that he was successively: a tutor at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford;[3]Chaplain of Wadham College, Oxford ; Vicar of Hornchurch;[4] and finally, before his ordinaton to the episcopate, Rural Dean of Havering. He retired to Thame in 1998 and died on 1 March 1998.


  1. ^ Induction details
  2. ^ Who's Who 1970 London, A & C Black, 1971 ISBN 0-7136-1140-5
  3. ^ During which time he married Anna Chevasse, elder daughter of the then Bishop of Rochester- The Times, Monday, Dec 12, 1955; pg. 10; Issue 53401; col B Marriages
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
Church of England titles
Preceded by
George Edward Holderness
Bishop of Burnley
1970 – 1988
Succeeded by
Ronald James Milner