John Neale (bishop) is confirmed dead at the age of 93.
John was best known as a English Anglican clergyman.

John Neale
Bishop of Ramsbury
DioceseDiocese of Salisbury
In office1974–1988
SuccessorPeter Vaughan
Other postsHonorary assistant bishop in Bristol (1991–present); in Gloucester (1996–2004); and in Bath & Wells (1991–2008)
Area bishop of Ramsbury (1981–1988)
Archdeacon of Wilts (1974–1980)
Ordination1955 (deacon); 1956 (priest)
Consecration24 January 1974
Personal details
Born(1926-09-21)September 21, 1926
DiedJuly 17, 2020(2020-07-17) (aged 93)
ParentsGeoffrey & Stella Wild
ProfessionWriter; army officer
Alma materKing's College London
John Robert Geoffrey Neale AKC (21 September 1926 - 17 July 2020) was a British Anglican bishop. From 1974 to 1988, he was the first suffragan Bishop of Ramsbury in the Church of England and the first area bishop under that diocese's 1981–2009 area scheme.
Neale was educated at Felsted School and then served in the Royal Artillery during World War II. He completed his studies at King's College London and St Boniface's Warminster and began his ordained ministry as a curate in St Helier. He was made a deacon on Trinity Sunday 1955 (5 June) and ordained a priest the following Trinity Sunday (27 May 1956) — both times by Bertram Simpson, Bishop of Southwark, at Southwark Cathedral. He was then, successively, the chaplain of Ardingly College, Secretary of the Advisory Council for Church Ministry, Canon Missioner for the Diocese of Guildford and Rector of St Peter's Hascombe before his consecration to the episcopate on 24 January 1974 by Michael Ramsey, Archbishop of Canterbury, at Westminster Abbey. From October that year until 1980, he also served as Archdeacon of Wilts in the same diocese. Since 1991 he had been an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Bristol. His papers are housed at the National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives.
About cookies on this site
We use cookies to collect and analyse information on site performance and usage, to provide social media features and to enhance and customise content and advertisements.Learn more