Stephen Pedley

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The Right Reverend
Stephen Pedley
Bishop of Lancaster
Diocese Diocese of Blackburn
In office 1998–2005
Predecessor Jack Nicholls
Successor Geoff Pearson
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Newcastle (2005–present)
Honorary Chaplain to the Queen (1984–1998)
Ordination c. 1966
Consecration 20 March 1998[1]
Personal details
Born (1940-09-13) 13 September 1940 (age 77)
Denomination Anglican
Parents Geoffrey Knight & Muriel Pedley
Spouse Mary Macdonald (m. 1970)
Children 2 sons; 1 daughter
Alma mater Queens' College, Cambridge

Geoffrey Stephen Pedley (known as Stephen;[2] born 13 September 1940[3]) was the Bishop suffragan of Lancaster from 1998 until 2005.[4]

He was educated at Marlborough and Queens' College, Cambridge.[5] Ordained in 1966 after a period of study at Ripon College Cuddesdon he began his career with curacies in Liverpool and Coventry before a spell in Zambia. Returning to England in 1977 he became Vicar of St Peter's, Stockton-on-Tees [6] and then Whickham before becoming a Residentiary Canon at Durham Cathedral,[7] a post he held until his elevation to the Episcopate.


Church of England titles
Preceded by
Jack Nicholls
Anglican Bishop of Lancaster
Succeeded by
Geoff Pearson