Ronald Goodchild

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Ronald Cedric Osbourne (Ronnie) Goodchild (1910 – 28 December 1998) was the seventh Anglican Bishop suffragan of Kensington between 1964 and 1980,[1] and the first area bishop from the 1979 institution of the London area scheme.[2]

He was born in Parramatta, Australia in 1910, educated at St. John's School, Leatherhead and Trinity College, Cambridge and ordained priest in 1934.[3]

After a Curacy at Ealing he was Chaplain at Oakham School before wartime service as a chaplain with the RAFVR.[4] When peace returned he rose steadily in the Church hierarchy being successively Warden of St Michael House, Hamburg, Secretary of the Student Christian Movement, Vicar of Horsham and finally Archdeacon of Northampton (1959–64) before elevation to the Episcopate in 1964.[5]

In retirement he served as an Assistant Bishop at Exeter and died on 28 December 1998.[6]


  1. ^ Who’s Who London, A & C Black,1992 ISBN 0-7136-3514-2
  2. ^ "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002" (PDF). Church of England. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ He was Mentioned in Despatches in 1944; and again in 1945
  5. ^ The Times, Thursday, 30 Jan 1964; pg. 14; Issue 55922; col D Ecclesiastical News Next Bishop Of Kensington
  6. ^ Independent, The (London), 12 January 1999 (Obituary)
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edward Roberts
Bishop of Kensington
Succeeded by
Mark Santer