Peter Bridges (priest)

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Peter Sydney Godfrey Bridges, ARIBA (30 January 1925 – 24 January 2015) was an Anglican priest who served in three senior posts during the last third of the twentieth century. [1]

Bridges was educated at Raynes Park County Grammar School and initially trained as an architect. [2] He was ordained in 1958 [3] and began his career as a Curate in Hemel Hempstead. After this he was Resident Fellow at Birmingham University’s Institute for the Study of Worship and Religious Architecture from 1964 to 1967 and a Lecturer there from then until 1972 when he became the Archdeacon of Southend. [4] In 1977 he became Archdeacon of Coventry; [5] and in 1983 Archdeacon of Warwick, a post he held until his retirement. [6] He died in January 2015, only a few days before his 90th birthday. [7]

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  1. ‘ BRIDGES, Ven. Peter Sydney Godfrey’’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 5 May 2013
  2. Architects Database
  3. Crockford's Clerical Directory 1959-60: Oxford, OUP, 1959 p 134
  4. Church news The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Mar 07, 1972; pg. 16; Issue 58420
  5. Church news The Times (London, England), Wednesday, May 18, 1977; pg. 18; Issue 60006
  6. Church news The Times (London, England), Thursday, January 18, 1990; pg. 14; Issue 63606
  7. The Venerable Peter Bridges, priest-architect - obituary. In: The Daily Telegraph, 23 February 2015, accessed 23 February 2015.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Neville Welch
Archdeacon of Southend
Succeeded by
John Moses
Preceded by
Eric Ancrum Buchan
Archdeacon of Coventry
Succeeded by
Alan Wyndham Morgan
Preceded by
Edward Taylor
Archdeacon of Warwick
Succeeded by
Michael Paget Wilkes