Hewlett Thompson

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Hewlett Thompson
Bishop of Exeter
Diocese Diocese of Exeter
Installed 1985
Predecessor Eric Mercer
Successor Michael Langrish
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Carlisle (1999–present)
Bishop of Willesden
1974–1985 (area bishop 1979–1985)
Consecration 1974
Personal details
Born (1929-08-14) 14 August 1929 (age 89)
Denomination Anglican
Alma mater Trinity Hall, Cambridge

Geoffrey Hewlett Thompson (born 14 August 1929) is a retired Anglican bishop. He is a former Bishop of Exeter in the Church of England.

Thompson was educated at Aldenham School[1] and Trinity Hall, Cambridge. After National Service in the Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regiment, he studied for ordination at Cuddesdon College and began his ordained ministry with a curacy at St Matthew's Northampton[2] after which he was first vicar of St Augustine, Wisbech[3] and subsequently of St Saviour's Folkestone. He was consecrated to the episcopate as suffragan Bishop of Willesden in 1974, became area bishop upon the foundation of the London area scheme in 1979[4] and six years later he was translated to diocesan Bishop of Exeter.[5] In retirement he continues to serve the church as an honorary assistant bishop within the Diocese of Carlisle.


  1. ^ Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black, ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  2. ^ Photo of church
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  4. ^ "4: The Dioceses Commission, 1978–2002" (PDF). Church of England. Retrieved 23 April 2013.
  5. ^ The Times, 12 March 1985; pg. 14; Issue 62085; col D, New bishop named

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