William Chadwick (bishop)

William Frank Percival Chadwick (1905–12 February 1991)[1] was Bishop of Barking from 1959 to 1975. Born in 1905 he was educated at Wadham College, Oxford[2] and studied for ordination at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford before a curacy in St Helen’s. He was then successively Vicar of Widnes, Crouch End and Barking. In 1959 he was appointed Suffragan Bishop of Barking in the Diocese of Chelmsford,[3][4] where he remained until his retirement to Long Melford in 1975. He died on 12 February 1991.


  1. NPG details
  2. Who's Who1970 London, A & C Black,1971 ISBN 0-7136-1140-5
  3. The Times, Tuesday, 10 February 1959; pg. 8; Issue 54381; col A Bishop Of Barking Nominated Canon W. F. P. Chadwick
  4. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 41678. p. 2332. 10 April 1959. Retrieved 30 July 2008.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Hugh Rowlands Gough
Bishop of Barking
Succeeded by
Albert James Adams

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