Charles Tyndall

Charles John Tyndall DD (30 May 1900 – 3 April 1971)[1] was the 13th Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh [2] who was later translated to Derry and Raphoe.[3]

Educated at The King's Hospital and Trinity College, Dublin[4] and ordained in 1925, his first post was a curacy at Clontarf.[5] He then held incumbencies at Enniscorthy and Drumcondra before being appointed Rural Dean of Fingal and then (his last post before elevation to the Episcopate in 1956[6]) Archdeacon of Elphin and Ardagh. While at Kilmore, Tyndall was elected Bishop of Derry and Raphoe on 14 October 1958 (his election was confirmed the same day); he resigned on 30 September 1969.

He was the uncle of John Tyndall, the former chairman of the National Front and founder of the British National Party.[7]


  1. Obituary-Bishop Tyndall The Times Monday, 5 Apr 1971; pg. 14; Issue 58139; col F
  2. Ecclesiastical News Bishop Of Kilmore to be translated The Times Saturday, 17 Dec 1955; pg. 8; Issue 53406; col E
  3. Personal correspondence
  4. “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  5. Crockford's Clerical Directory 1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  6. Consecrated 2 February 1956: "Handbook of British Chronology" By Fryde, E. B;. Greenway, D.E;Porter, S; Roy, I: Cambridge, CUP, 1996 ISBN 0-521-56350-X, 9780521563505
  7. Heritage and Destiny Issue 39
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
Frederick Julian Mitchell
Bishop of Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh
Succeeded by
Edward Moore
Preceded by
Robert McNeil Boyd
Bishop of Derry and Raphoe
Succeeded by
Cuthbert Peacocke
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