Cyril Bowles

Cyril William Johnston Bowles (9 May 1916 – 14 September 1999)[1] was the fourth Bishop of Derby,[2] from 1969[3] to 1988.

He was educated at Brentwood School and Cambridge University,[4] he was ordained in 1940. His career began with a curacy at Barking Parish Church. Following this he was Chaplain at Ridley Hall, Cambridge and after that Vice Principal and then Principal.[5] Finally, before his elevation to the Episcopate, he was Archdeacon of Swindon.[6]


  1. The Right Rev Cyril Bowles. The Times (London, England), Friday, September 17, 1999; pg. 27; Issue 66622
  2. Diocesan details
  3. Church News New Bishop Of Derby Nominated The Times Friday, Aug 29, 1969; pg. 10; Issue 57651; col A
  4. BOWLES, Rt Rev. Cyril William Johnston, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2015; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014
  5. Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  6. Ecclesiastical News. The Times (London, England), Saturday, Mar 09, 1963; pg. 10; Issue 55645

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Geoffrey Allen
Bishop of Derby
Succeeded by
Peter Dawes

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