Stretton Reeve

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(Arthur) Stretton Reeve (11 June 1907 – 27 January 1981[1]) was Bishop of Lichfield from 1953[2] until 1974.

Born into an ecclesiastical family,[3] he was educated at Brighton College and Selwyn College, Cambridge. He rowed for the winning Cambridge eight in the 1930 Boat Race. His first post after ordination was as a curate in Putney after which he was Domestic Chaplain to the Bishop of Winchester and then Vicar of Highfield, Hampshire.[4] From 1943 he was Rural Dean of Leeds[5] before elevation to the episcopate[6]


  1. ^ Obituary- The Right Rev A. S. Reeve Former Bishop of Lichfield The Times Thursday, Jan 29, 1981; pg. 17; Issue 60838; col G
  2. ^ Two New Bishops Nominated Birmingham And Lichfield The Times Friday, 19 June 1953; p. 8; Issue 52652; col D
  3. ^ His father was of the Rev. Arthur Reeve > “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  5. ^ Leodis[not in citation given]
  6. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edward Sydney Woods
Bishop of Lichfield
Succeeded by
Kenneth John Fraser Skelton