Ted Wickham

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Edward Ralph "Ted" Wickham (3 November 1911 – 1994) was a long serving Bishop of Middleton.[1]

Wickham was educated at the University of London and was ordained in 1939. His first post was as chaplain at the Royal Ordnance factory at Swynnerton. His subsequent experience was largely based in industrial areas[2] and included a nine-year stint as a canon residentiary at Sheffield Cathedral.[3] From 1959 he was a suffragan bishop until his retirement in 1982. A noted ecumenicist he wrote widely on the churches' role in a changing world. His published works include Church and People in an Industrial City.[4]


  1. ^ The Times, 13 October 1959, p12, New Bishop Suffragan Of Middleton
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ The Times, 29 June 1957; pg. 8; Issue 53880; col D
  4. ^ “Church and People in an Industrial City” Wickham, E.R., London, Lutterworth Press, 1957
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Robert Nelson
Bishop of Middleton
1959 – 1982
Succeeded by
Donald Alexander Tytler