Richard Hare (bishop)

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Thomas Richard Hare (29 August 1922[1] – 18 July 2010[2]) was the Suffragan Bishop of Pontefract from 1971 until 1992.[3]


He was born on 29 August 1922 and educated at Marlborough College and Trinity College, Oxford.[4] After World War II service with the RAF he was ordained in 1950 and began his ecclesiastical career with a curacy at Haltwhistle.[5] Following this he was Chaplain to the Bishop of Manchester and then a Canon Residentiary at Carlisle Cathedral. Appointed Archdeacon of Westmorland and Furness in 1965,[6] he was appointed to the Episcopate seven years later and retired in 1992.


  1. ^ Who's Who 1992 “(London, A & C Black ISBN 0-7136-3514-2)
  2. ^ Obituary
  3. ^ Bishops of the Wakefield diocese
  4. ^ The Daily Telegraph Issue 48,299 dated Tuesday 14 September 2010 Obituaries, p29
  5. ^ Crockford's clerical directory, 1995” (Lambeth,Church House ISBN 0-7151-8088-6)
  6. ^ ”Debrett's People of Today 1992” (London, Debrett's) ISBN 1-870520-09-2)
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Gordon Fallows
Bishop of Pontefract
Succeeded by
John Thornley Finney