Robert Pike (bishop)

Robert Bonsall Pike was Bishop of Meath from 1959[1] until his death on 27 December 1973.[2]

Born on 19 October 1905,[3] educated at Trinity College, Dublin and ordained in 1930[4] he began his career with a curacy at Drumcree. He was then Curate-in-charge of Aghavilly. He married H.K.Joan Moffat Wilson, (1917-2005) 21 April, 1938, in St Brigid's Church, Stillorgan. He held incumbencies at Maryborough, Ballyfin, and Dysart Enos, was Rural Dean of Aghade and then Dean of Ossory (1957–1959) before his ordination to the episcopate.


  1. “A New History of Ireland” Moody,T.M;Martin,F.X;Byrne,F.J;Cosgrove,F:By Theodore William Moody, Francis X. Martin, Francis John Byrne, Art Cosgrove: Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-821745-5
  2. The Times, Saturday, Dec 29, 1973; pg. 12; Issue 58975; col G Most Rev R. B. Pike
  3. “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
Religious titles
Preceded by
James McCann
Bishop of Meath Succeeded by
Diocese amalgamated
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