John Taylor (bishop of St Albans)

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John Taylor
Bishop of St Albans
Diocese Diocese of St Albans
Installed 14 June 1980
Term ended August 1995 (retired)
Predecessor Robert Runcie
Successor Christopher Herbert
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Ely (1995–2016) and in Europe (1997–2016)
Lord High Almoner
Ordination c.1956
Consecration 1 May 1980
Personal details
Born (1929-05-06)6 May 1929
Died 1 June 2016(2016-06-01) (aged 87)
Denomination Anglican
Parents George & Gwendoline
Spouse Linda Barnes (m. 1956)
Children 1 son; 2 daughters
Profession Academic & writer (theologian)
Alma mater Christ's College, Cambridge

John Bernard Taylor KCVO (6 May 1929 1 June 2016)[1] was a British bishop and theologian.[2]

Taylor was educated at Watford Grammar School for Boys and Christ's College, CambridgeAfter a curacy in Morden[3] he was Vicar of Henham and Elsenham from 1959 to 1964. He was Vice-Principal of Oak Hill Theological College from 1964 to 1972. He was Vicar of All Saints’, Woodford Wells from 1972 to 1975; and Archdeacon of West Ham from 1975 to 1980. He succeeded Robert Runcie as the Bishop of St Albans in 1980[4] and retired in 1995: his successor was Christopher Herbert.[5] He succeeeded David Say as Lord High Almoner in 1988[6] and stepped down in 1997: his successor was Nigel McCulloch.[7]

Taylor was consecrated on 1 May 1980, enthroned at St Albans on 14 June 1980 and retired in August 1995.[8] He was Lord High Almoner from 1988 to 1997. Taylor authored a number of religious books.[9][10]





  1. "Former Bishop of St Albans John Taylor dies". Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  2. ‘TAYLOR, John Bernard’, Who's Who 2016, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2015 ; online edn, Nov 2015 accessed 4 June 2016
  3. Daily Telegraph Issue no 50,086 (dated Saturday 4 June 2016) p25 "Scholarly Bishop of St Albans who preferred cocoa to claret"
  4. New bishop: The successor to the Right Rev. Robert Runcie, Archbishop-Elect of Canterbury The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jan 30, 1980; pg. 4; Issue 60537
  5. Country cleric chosen as Bishop of St Albans. Ruth Gledhill. The Times (London, England), Wednesday, May 24, 1995; pg. 8; Issue 65275
  6. Appointments. The Times (London, England), Wednesday, May 25, 1988; pg. 17; Issue 63090 to 1997
  7. Lord High Almoner. The Times (London, England), Friday, May 09, 1997; pg. 22; Issue 65885
  8. Diocese of St Albans – Bishops of St Albans
  9. John Bernard Taylor, Open Library.
  10. Books by John Bernard Taylor, Alibris.

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