Derek Bond (bishop)

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Derek Bond
Bishop of Bradwell
Diocese Diocese of Chelmsford
In office 1976–1992
Area bishop: 1983–1992
Predecessor John Gibbs
Successor Laurie Green
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Chelmsford (2006–present); in Gloucester and in Worcester (1992–2006)
Archdeacon of Colchester (1972–1976)
Ordination c.1952 (deacon); c.1953 (priest)
Consecration 1976
Personal details
Born (1927-07-04) 4 July 1927
Denomination Anglican
Parents Charles & Doris
Spouse Joan Meikle
Children 2 sons; 2 daughters
Alma mater King's College London

Charles Derek Bond (born 4 July 1927) was the Bishop of Bradwell from 1976 until 1993,[1] during which time the diocese's area scheme was founded in 1983.[2][3]

Bond was educated at Bournemouth School and King's College London before embarking on an ecclesiastical career with a curacy at St Peter-le-Poer, Friern Barnet.[4] After incumbencies at Harringay and Harrow Weald he was appointed Archdeacon of Colchester [5] before being elevated to the Episcopate. In retirement he continues to serve the Church as an Assistant Bishop – previously within the Diocese of Worcester and currently in the Diocese of Chelmsford.[6]


  1. ”Debrett's People of Today 1992” (London, Debrett's) ISBN 1-870520-09-2)
  2. "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002" (PDF). Church of England. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  3. The Church of England Year Book. Church Information Office. 1978. p. 1973.
  4. Church web site
  5. Crockford's clerical directory, 1995” (Lambeth,Church House ISBN 0-7151-8088-6)
  6. Diocese of Chelmsford – Bishops, Deans and Archdeacons
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Gibbs
Bishop of Bradwell
Succeeded by
Laurie Green
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