John Oliver (bishop)

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The Rt Revd
John Oliver
MA(Cantab) MLitt[1]
Bishop of Hereford
Diocese Diocese of Hereford
Installed 1990
Term ended 2003 (retirement)
Predecessor John Eastaugh
Successor Anthony Priddis
Other posts Archdeacon of Sherborne
Consecration 1990
Personal details
Born (1935-04-14) 14 April 1935 (age 84)
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Meriel Moore (m. 1961)
Children 2 sons, 1 daughter[2]
Alma mater Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge

John Keith Oliver (born 14 April 1935)[3] was the Anglican Bishop of Hereford from 1990 to 2003.

Education and marriage

Oliver was educated at Westminster and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge.[4] He married Meriel Moore in 1961[5] and they had two sons and one daughter.[2]


After a curacy in Norfolk, he spent a period as chaplain and assistant master at Eton College. Following incumbencies in Devon, he became Archdeacon of Sherborne and Rector of West Stafford in Dorset before being ordained to the episcopate in 1990. He was succeeded by Anthony Priddis, previously Suffragan Bishop of Warwick.[6]


  1. Rectors of West Stafford with Frome Belet
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Peerage – John Oliver
  3. "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 13 April 2014. Rt Rev John Oliver, Bishop of Hereford, 1990-2003, 76<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Crockford’s clerical directory (London, Church House 1995) ISBN 0-7151-8088-6
  5. Marriage details
  6. Succession details