Educated at Christ’s Hospital and Peterhouse College, Cambridge, he was ordained in 1942. After World War II service in the RNVR he was appointed Chaplain of Ridley Hall, Cambridge. From here he rose rapidly in the Church hierarchy being successively Vicar of Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Rural Dean of Chelsea and a Canon Residentiary at Rochester Cathedral before being ordained to the episcopate as Bishop of Grantham in 1965. He was translated to become Bishop of Bradford seven years later. Following his time Bradford, he served at Lambeth Palace (under Robert Runcie) as Chief of Staff to the Archbishop of Canterbury (1980–1984).
- Hook, Ross Sydney. ukwhoswho.com. Who Was Who. 1920–2016 (April 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
- The Times, Thursday, Dec 9, 1965; pg. 3; Issue 56512; col E New Bishop of Grantham consecrated
- The Times, Wednesday, Jun 28, 1972; pg. 16; Issue 58516; col A New Bishop of Bradford
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