Richard Durnford

Religious Leader

1802 – 1895

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Who was Richard Durnford?

The Rt Rev Richard Durnford was the Bishop of Chichester from 1870 to 1895.

He was born in Newbury, Berkshire, into an ecclesiastical family. He was educated at Eton and Magdalen College, Oxford, and ordained in 1831. From 1833 he was Rector of Middleton, Lancashire, and then its Rural Dean. In 1867 he became Archdeacon of Manchester and in the following year Canon Residentiary at Manchester Cathedral. In 1870 he was elevated to the Episcopate of Chichester.

He died in Basel. He has two school houses named after him, one in Eton College and one in Brighton College.

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Born
Nov 3, 1802
Education
  • Eton College
Died
Oct 14, 1895

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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