Christopher Mayfield

IntroArchdeacon of Bedford; Bishop of Wolverhampton; Bishop of Manchester
Is Priest 
From United Kingdom 
Type Religion 
Gendermale
Birth 18 December 1935 
, Plymouth
Age84 years

Christopher John Mayfield (born 18 December 1935) is a retired Anglican bishop of the Church of England.
Mayfield was born in Plymouth but grew up in Worcester and was educated at Sedbergh School and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, where he read Mechanical Sciences. After four years teaching engineering in the Royal Air Force he was ordained in 1964 and became a curate at St Martin’s in the Bull Ring, Birmingham. He was then a lecturer at the same church before becoming the Vicar of Luton.
He was appointed the Rural Dean of Luton in 1974 and then the Archdeacon of Bedford (1979–1985) before his ordination to the episcopate as the Bishop of Wolverhampton in 1985. He was translated in 1993 to be Bishop of Manchester and retired in 2002. He currently ministers as an honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Worcester.

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