David Bentley (bishop of Gloucester) is confirmed dead at the age of 84.
David was best known as a British Anglican prelate.
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David Bentley
Bishop of Gloucester
DioceseDiocese of Gloucester
Installed1993
Term ended2003 (retirement)
PredecessorPeter Ball
SuccessorMichael Perham
Other postsBishop of Lynn (1986–1993)
Orders
Ordination1961
ConsecrationJuly 1986[1]
Personal details
Born(1935-08-07)7 August 1935
Died4 March 2020(2020-03-04) (aged 84)
DenominationAnglican
SpouseClarice Bentley
ChildrenKatharine Gorick, Simon Bentley, Rachel Harrison, Matthew Bentley
Alma materUniversity of Leeds
David Edward Bentley (7 August 1935 – 4 March 2020) was an English bishop. He was first the Bishop of Lynn and, subsequently, the Bishop of Gloucester in the Church of England.
Bentley was educated at Great Yarmouth Grammar School and the University of Leeds. He studied for ordination at Westcott House, Cambridge and was ordained in 1961. He began his ordained ministry with as a curate at St Ambrose's Bristol and Holy Trinity with St Mary in Guildford; after which he was rector of Headley, East Hampshire, Rural Dean of Esher and (his final position before ordination to the episcopate) Warden of the Community of All Hallows, Ditchingham. He was consecrated as a bishop on 22 July 1986, by Robert Runcie, Archbishop of Canterbury, at Southwark Cathedral.
He died on 4 March 2020 at the age of 84.
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