|The Right Reverend
|Bishop of Thetford|
|Successor||Hugo de Waal|
|Other posts||Honorary assistant bishop in Salisbury (1992–present)
Archdeacon of Norwich (1973–1981)
|Ordination||1950 (deacon); 1951 (priest)|
26 December 1926 |
|Parents||Arthur & Phyllis|
|Spouse||Arlette MacDonald (m. 1959; d. 2007)|
|Children||1 son; 2 daughters|
|Alma mater||Pembroke College, Cambridge|
Born in Manchester, England, he was educated at Tonbridge School and Pembroke College, Cambridge, before moving on to study theology at Ridley Hall. He was ordained deacon in 1950 and priest in 1951. Shortly afterwards, he became editor of Crusade magazine and ran a Boys' Club in Bermondsey, South London. He married Arlette in 1959. He served as Archdeacon of Norwich from 1973 to 1981 and as Bishop of Thetford from 1981 to 1991. He also served as President of the Evangelical Alliance.
Dudley-Smith is known as a writer of texts for hymns, including "Tell Out, my Soul". He is a member and honorary vice-president of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland. The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada has named him a "fellow". In 2003, he was appointed an OBE "for services to hymnody". In July 2009 he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree by Durham University.
- "A Song Was Heard at Christmas". Carols.net. 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2012.
- Saward, Michael (2006). "Timothy Dudley-Smith: An Acknowledged Master Craftsman" (PDF). Anvil. 23 (4): 290. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
- Dudley-Smith, Timothy (1997). "Lord, for the Years..." Evangelicals Now. Interview with Shirt, Esme. Archived from the original on 27 June 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2008.
- "Dudley-Smith, Timothy". Hope Publishing. Archived from the original on 5 June 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2008.
- Watson, J. R. (2009). "Timothy Dudley Smith: Doctor of Divinity" (PDF). Durham, England: Durham University. Retrieved 15 August 2010.
- Official website
- The Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland
- The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada
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|Bishop of Thetford
Hugo de Waal
|President of the Evangelical Alliance
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