John Wingfield (priest)

The Ven. John William Wingfield (19 December 1915 – 23 December 1983) was an Anglican priest: the Archdeacon of Bodmin from 1979[1] to 1981.[2]

Wingfield was educated at the Sheffield Pupil Teacher Centre; and served in the Royal Army Service Corps during World War II.[3] When peace returned he studied at St Aidan's Theological College and was ordained in 1947. After a curacy at Madron with Morvah[4] he held incumbencies at Perranuthnoe, Budock, St Michael Caerhays, Redruth and St Clement before his Archdeacon’s appointment.[5]


  1. ^ Church news. The Times (London, England), Saturday, Nov 11, 1978; pg. 16; Issue 60456
  2. ^ ‘WINGFIELD, Ven. John William’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 28 Aug 2012
  3. ^ London Gazette
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  5. ^ National Archives
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Conrad John Eustace Meyer
Archdeacon of Bodmin
Succeeded by
George Frederick Temple