James Roxburgh

James William Roxburgh (5 July 1921 – 10 December 2007) was an Anglican bishop. He was the sixth Bishop of Barking (but first area bishop under the 1983 scheme)[1] in the Church of England from 1983 to 1990.[2][3]

Roxburgh was educated at Whitgift School and St Catharine's College, Cambridge. His first ordained ministry position was as a curate in Folkestone.[4] He then held incumbencies in Bootle, Drypool and Barking.[5] Before being ordained to the episcopate, he was the Archdeacon of Colchester. Following his retirement, he served as an assistant Bishop of Liverpool.


  1. "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002" (PDF). Church of England. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  2. The Times, 9 February 1983; p12; Issue 61452; col C, "Bishop appointed"
  3. Church Times obituary
  4. Times online
  5. Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Albert James Adams
Bishop of Barking
1983 1990
Succeeded by
Roger Frederick Sainsbury

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