Robert Martineau

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Robert Arnold Schürhoff Martineau (born 22 August 1913 in Birmingham; died 28 June 1999 in Denbigh, Clwyd) was a British bishop who was the first Bishop of Huntingdon and who was later translated to Blackburn.

Educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham,[1] and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, he was ordained in 1938. His first post was as a curate at Melksham[2] after which he was a World War II chaplain in the RAFVR.

When peace returned he became Vicar of Ovenden, Halifax, and then Allerton, Merseyside,[3] before his ordination to the episcopate.[4]


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990, London, A & C Black, 1991, ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ Independent Obituary
  3. ^ Crockfords,(London, Church House 1975) ISBN 0-7151-8088-6
  4. ^ Bishop Of Huntingdon, The Times, 18 October 1965; pg. 12; Issue 56451; col G
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Huntingdon
1965 – 1972
Succeeded by
Eric St Quintin Wall
Preceded by
Charles Robert Claxton
Bishop of Blackburn
1972 – 1981
Succeeded by
David Stewart Cross