Stephen Pedley

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Stephen Pedley
MA(Cantab)
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)
Orders
Ordination c. 1966
Consecration 20 March 1998[1]
Personal details
Born (1940-09-13) 13 September 1940 (age 75)
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 Anglican Bishop 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [dead link] Lancaster Priory Timeline – 1998 (Accessed 26 April 2014)
  2. ^ Church Times — Gazette 9 September 2005
  3. ^ Burkes’s Peerage details
  4. ^ Resignation details
  5. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  6. ^ Who's Who (Ibid)
  7. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 9780715110300)
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Jack Nicholls
Anglican Bishop of Lancaster
1998–2005
Succeeded by
Geoff Pearson