Richard Brook (bishop)

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Richard Brook was an Anglican bishop in the 20th century.[1]

He was born in 1880 and educated at Bradford Grammar School and Lincoln College, Oxford[2] and ordained in 1905.[3] He was a Fellow and Tutor at Merton College from 1906 to 1919 then Headmaster of Liverpool College until 1928. After this he was Vicar of Doncaster then Archdeacon of Coventry. In 1940 he was elevated to the Episcopate as Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich,[4] a post he held until 1953.[5] An Honorary Chaplain to the King,[6] he died on 31 January 1969.[7]


  1. "Handbook of British Chronology" Fryde,E.B;Greenway D.E;Porter,S;Roy,I Cambridge, CUP,1996 ISBN 978-0-521-56350-5
  2. “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ”The Clergy List” London, Kelly’s, 1913
  4. Ecclesiastical News New Bishop Of St. Edmundsbury The Times Monday, Aug 19, 1940; pg. 7; Issue 48698; col D
  5. Bishop Of St. Edmundsbury And Ipswich To Resign The Times Saturday, Apr 04, 1953; pg. 6; Issue 52587; col C
  6. The Times, Monday, Jul 22, 1935; pg. 15; Issue 47122; col B Court Circular
  7. The Times, Monday, Feb 03, 1969; pg. 10; Issue 57475; col D Obituary Rt. Rev. R. Brook
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Walter Godfrey Whittingham
Bishop of Saint Edmundsbury and Ipswich
1940 – 1953
Succeeded by
Arthur Harold Morris