Robert Stannard (bishop)

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Robert William Stannard[1] (20 October 1895 – 26 December 1986) was an eminent Anglican clergyman in the middle part of the 20th century.

He was born on 20 October 1895 and educated at Westminster School and, after wartime service in the Middlesex Regiment, Christ Church, Oxford.[2] Ordained in 1922 he began his career with curacies at Bermondsey and Putney and was then Vicar of St James, Barrow-in-Furness.[3] Subsequently, Rural Dean of Dalton,[4] he then became Archdeacon of Doncaster and Rector of High Melton.

In 1947, he was appointed to the episcopate as Bishop of Woolwich,[5] a post he held until his appointment as Dean of Rochester. An Honorary Chaplain to the King, he retired to Fleet, Hampshire in 1966 and died twenty years later on Boxing Day.


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76. London: Oxford University Press, 1976. ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ Sunderland Minister
  5. ^ New Bishop Of Woolwich The Times Wednesday, Jun 11, 1947; pg. 4; Issue 50784; col A
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Leslie Lang
Bishop of Woolwich
Succeeded by
John Robinson
Preceded by
Thomas Crick
Dean of Rochester
Succeeded by
Stanley Betts