Thomas Chapman (bishop)

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Thomas Alfred Chapman (1867–1949[1]) was an Anglican bishop[2] in the first half of the twentieth century.[3]


Educated at Exeter College, Oxford, he was ordained in 1890[4] and began his ecclesiastical career as a Curate at Charles Church, Plymouth. After this he was Vicar of St John, Carlisle[5] and then Rural Dean of East Bristol.[6] In 1899 he returned to Charles [7] to be Rural Dean of the Three Towns and then a decade later became Rural Dean of St Peter's, Bolton [8] before an 11-year spell as Bishop of Colchester.[9]


  1. ^ Obituary-Bishop T. A. Chapman Former Suffragan Bishop Of Colchester The Times Thursday, Jun 02, 1949; pg. 7; Issue 51397; col E
  2. ^ Consecration details[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ The Clergy List” London, John Phillips, 1900
  5. ^ Church web-site
  6. ^ Bristol information[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ National Archives detail
  8. ^ Incumbency details Archived 2008-11-18 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ New Bishop Of Colchester. Canon Chapman Appointed. The Times Thursday, Jun 15, 1922; pg. 10; Issue 43058; col D
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Robert Henry Whitcombe
Bishop of Colchester
1922 – 1933
Succeeded by
Charles Henry Ridsdale