Peter Dawes

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Peter Dawes
Bishop of Derby
Diocese Diocese of Derby
In office 1988–1995
Predecessor Cyril Bowles
Successor Jonathan Bailey
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Ely (1995–present)
Archdeacon of West Ham
Ordination 1955
Consecration c.1988
Personal details
Born (1928-02-05) 5 February 1928
Denomination Anglican
Alma mater Hatfield College, Durham

Peter Spencer Dawes (born 5 February 1928) was the fifth Bishop of Derby.[1]

Dawes was educated at Aldenham School and Hatfield College, Durham,[2] and ordained in 1955. His career began with curacies at St Andrew’s, Whitehall Park[3] and St Ebbe’s, Oxford. Then he was a Tutor at Clifton Theological College, Vicar of the Good Shepherd, Romford,[4] and finally (before his elevation to the Episcopate) Archdeacon of West Ham. After his retirement he became an honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Ely.


  1. Diocesan details
  2. Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  3. Photo of church
  4. Crockford's Clerical Directory2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Cyril Bowles
Bishop of Derby
Succeeded by
Jonathan Bailey

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