Robert Pike (bishop)

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Robert Bonsall Pike was Bishop of Meath from 1959[1] until his death on 27 December 1973.[2]

Born on 19 October 1905,[3] educated at Trinity College, Dublin and ordained in 1930[4] he began his career with a curacy at Drumcree. He was then Curate-in-charge of Aghavilly. He married H.K.Joan Moffat Wilson, (1917-2005) 21 April, 1938, in St Brigid's Church, Stillorgan. He held incumbencies at Maryborough, Ballyfin, and Dysart Enos, was Rural Dean of Aghade and then Dean of Ossory (1957–1959) before his ordination to the episcopate.


  1. ^ “A New History of Ireland” Moody,T.M;Martin,F.X;Byrne,F.J;Cosgrove,F:By Theodore William Moody, Francis X. Martin, Francis John Byrne, Art Cosgrove: Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-821745-5
  2. ^ The Times, Saturday, Dec 29, 1973; pg. 12; Issue 58975; col G Most Rev R. B. Pike
  3. ^ “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
Religious titles
Preceded by
James McCann
Bishop of Meath Succeeded by
Diocese amalgamated