|The Right Reverend Dom
|Bishop of Portsmouth|
|Church||Church of England|
|Diocese||Diocese of Portsmouth|
|In office||1985 – 1995|
|Other posts||Oblate master, Alton Abbey (?–present)
Honorary assistant bishop in Portsmouth (2012 – present)
Oblate, Alton Abbey (1996 – present) & honorary assistant bishop in Winchester
Bishop of Johannesburg (1974 – 1984)
|Ordination||c. 1961 (deacon); c. 1962 (priest)|
|Born||17 September 1935|
|Parents||Edward Durrance & Marjorie Bavin|
|Alma mater||Worcester College, Oxford|
Timothy John Bavin, OSB (born 17 September 1935) is a British Anglican bishop and monk. He was the bishop of Anglican Diocese of Johannesburg from 1974 to 1985. He was then Bishop of Portsmouth from 1985 to 1995.
Early life and education
Bavin was born the son of Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Sydney Durrance Bavin RASC and Marjorie Gwendoline (née Dew) Bavin, on 17 September 1935. He was educated at St George's School, Windsor Castle and Brighton College.
He graduated from Worcester College, Oxford with a degree in Literae Humaniores  in 1959 (Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts 1961). During the following two years, Bavin completed his National Service in his father's old regiment. He was commissioned in 1958 and served as a Platoon Officer in Aden.
Returning to Oxford, Bavin studied for ordination at Cuddesdon College. He was ordained deacon in 1961 and priest in 1962, spending the period 1961-69 (and then 1973-85) in South Africa. He was the first Chaplain of St. Alban's College, Pretoria, then a curate at Uckfield with Little Horsted and finally Vicar of the Parish of the Good Shepherd, Brighton from 1971 to 1973.
In 1973 Bavin became the dean and rector of the cathedral parish of Johannesburg as well as archdeacon of the diocese and, in 1974 at a turbulent period in that country's history, its bishop, a position he was to hold until 1985. From 1985 to 1995 he was Bishop of Portsmouth, during which time he was appointed an honorary fellow of the Royal School of Church Music.
In 1987 he became a member of the Oratory of the Good Shepherd. After resigning his bishopric he was professed as a monk of the Benedictine community at Alton Abbey. As a result, Bavin has curtailed his involvement in the Athenaeum and the Royal Yacht Squadron, although he does occasionally preach at other Christian places of worship.
- In Tune with Heaven: Report of the Archbishops' Commission on Church Music. Church House Publishing and Hodder & Stoughton. 1992. ISBN 978-0-7151-3744-4.
Report by The Archbishops' Commission on Church Music, of which Bavin was chairman
- Deacons in the Ministry of the Church: A Report to the House of Bishops of the General Synod of the Church of England. Church House Publishing. 1988. ISBN 978-0-7151-3718-5.
- History of Anglican Bishops in South Africa
- Re-dedicates church in his diocese at the Wayback Machine (archived February 8, 2012)
- Page, John. "A PERSONAL JUBILEE". Old Brightonians. Archived from the original on 2009-01-06. Retrieved 2015-09-04.
- "The Rt Revd Timothy John Bavin". Crockford's Clerical Directory (97th edn ed.). London: Church House Publishing. 2001. p. 48.
- Ellis, P, ed. (1992). Debrett's People of Today. London: Debrett's. p. 1621. ISBN 1-870520-09-2.
- History of the Parish at the Wayback Machine (archived September 29, 2007)
- School named after him Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- Further example of work as S.A. Bishop Archived September 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- Dedicates church in his last year Archived February 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- During this period he was one of a number of senior unmarried C of E clergy highlighted by outside pressure groups .
- Religious Community he belongs to
- Visit to church in Jericho, Oxford Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Archbishop Of York Urged To "Come Out"". petertatchell.net. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- Brown, Andrew (31 January 1995). "Bishop in 'outing' row retires to monastery". The Independent. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- Anglicare Counsellors at the Wayback Machine (archived November 13, 2004)
- References to historical change at the Wayback Machine (archive index)
|Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles|
|Bishop of Johannesburg
1974 – 1984
|Church of England titles|
|Bishop of Portsmouth
1985 – 1995