David Hawkins (bishop)

This article is about David John Leader Hawkins. For other people with the same name, see David Hawkins (disambiguation).
The Right Reverend
David Hawkins
area Bishop of Barking
Diocese Diocese of Chelmsford
In office 2002–2014
Predecessor Roger Sainsbury
Successor Peter Hill
Ordination 1974
Consecration 17 October 2002[1]
Personal details
Born (1949-03-03) 3 March 1949
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Carole (wife)[2]
Children 3 daughters[2]
Alma mater University of Nottingham

David John Leader Hawkins (born 3 March 1949) was the area Bishop of Barking in the Church of England from 2002 to 2014.[2][3]

Hawkins was educated at the University of Nottingham.[4] After further study at St John's College, Nottingham he was ordained in 1974.[5] He has a Bachelor of Theology (BTh).[2] His ordained ministry as a curate at St Andrew’s Bebington,[6] after which he was spent six years in Nigeria. He was then vicar of St George’s Leeds[7] for 16 years until his ordination to the episcopate. He was installed at Chelmsford Cathedral in January 2003[1] and retired on 30 March 2014. A keen mountain walker,[8] he is married with three children.



  1. 1 2 Chelmsford Diocese — Area Bishops
  2. 1 2 3 4 Official notification of appointment
  3. Anglican Communion
  4. Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  5. Crockford's Clerical Directory2008/2009, Lambeth, Church House Publishing, ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  6. Church web site (1)
  7. St George's Leeds website
  8. Debrett's People of Today London,2008 Debrett's, ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Roger Sainsbury
Bishop of Barking
Succeeded by
Peter Hill
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