Wilfrid Belcher

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Wilfrid Bernard Belcher MC,[1] (25 July 1891 – 28 January 1963)[2] was an Anglican bishop in the mid 20th century.[3]

Early life[edit]

Belcher was educated at King's School, Bruton and Keble College, Oxford.

Religious life[edit]

Belcher was ordained in 1922.[4] His early career was spent with the Bush Brotherhood in Australia.[5] He held incumbencies at Rickmansworth, Cheshunt and Durban before being appointed Bishop of North Queensland in 1947, a post he held for five years. After this he was Rector of Diss then Vicar of York cum Ravensworth in Natal. His last post was that of Rector of Ovington, Hampshire.

Later life[edit]

He died on 28 January 1963.[6]


  1. ^ London Gazette
  2. ^ Who was Who 1987–1990: London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Anglican Archives
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940–41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  5. ^ JCU archives
  6. ^ The Times, Wednesday, 30 Jan 1963; pg. 15; Issue 55612; col A Obituary Rt. Rev. W. B. Belcher
Religious titles
Preceded by
John Oliver Feetham
Bishop of North Queensland
Succeeded by
Ian Wotton Allnutt Shevill