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Bishop Stopford

Sir Robert Wright Stopford, KCVO, CBE (20 February 1901 - 13 August 1976) was a British clergyman.

Born in Garston, Liverpool. Educated at Coatham School in Redcar and Liverpool College, where he was Head of House (Littler's). He went up to Hertford College, Oxford, where he graduated with a Master of Arts. At Oxford, he obtained first classes in classical honour moderations (1922) and modern history (1924). He was subsequently an Honorary Fellow of Hertford College, Oxford, and a Fellow of King's College, London. He received further a Doctor of Divinity from the University of London and a Doctor of Civil Law from the University of Durham.

Bishop Stopford's School at Enfield and Bishop Stopford School in Kettering are named after him. He was appointed KCVO in 1973, shortly before he retired as Bishop of London

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
George Ernest Ingle
Bishop of Fulham
1955– 1956
Succeeded by
Roderic Norman Coote
Preceded by
Spencer Leeson
Bishop of Peterborough
1956 – 1961
Succeeded by
Cyril Easthaugh
Preceded by
Henry Campbell
Bishop of London
1961– 1973
Succeeded by
Gerald Ellison
Preceded by
George Appleton
Anglican Bishop of Jerusalem
1974– 1976
Succeeded by
Samir Hanna Kafity
Preceded by
Eric Joseph Trapp
Bishop of Bermuda
1976
Succeeded by
Anselm Genders
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