Harold Bradfield

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Harold William Bradfield, FKC [1][2] (20 September 1898 - 1 May 1960) was an Anglican clergyman who served as Bishop of Bath and Wells[3] from 1946[4] to 1960.

He was educated at Alleyn's School and King's College London.[5] Ordained in 1922, he served a curacy in Prestwich and an incumbency in Oldham.[6] An honorary Canon of Canterbury Cathedral,[7] he was Archdeacon of Croydon from 1942 to 1946 then Bishop of Bath and Wells until 1960.[8]


  1. ^ National Archives
  2. ^ Portrait on BBC Your Paintings
  3. ^ CBS News
  4. ^ New Bishop Of Bath And Wells. The Times (London, England), Saturday, Feb 23, 1946; pg. 4 Issue 50384
  5. ^ ‘BRADFIELD, Rt Rev. Harold William’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 6 June 2012
  6. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory London, OUP, 1948 p78
  7. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
  8. ^ Dod's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland, Including All the Titled Classes. 1952. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John William Charles Wand
Bishop of Bath and Wells
1946 – 1960
Succeeded by
Edward Barry Henderson

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