Peter Spencer Dawes (born 5 February 1928) was the fifth Bishop of Derby.[1]

Peter Dawes
Bishop of Derby
DioceseDiocese of Derby
In office1988–1995
PredecessorCyril Bowles
SuccessorJonathan Bailey
Other postsHonorary assistant bishop in Ely (1995–present)
Archdeacon of West Ham
Consecrationc. 1988
Personal details
Born (1928-02-05) 5 February 1928 (age 91)
SpouseEthel Dawes
ChildrenJanet Dawes, Micheal Dawes, Stephen Dawes, Mary Dawes
Alma materHatfield College, Durham

Dawes was educated at Aldenham School and Hatfield College, Durham,[2] and ordained in 1955. His career began with curacies at St Andrew’s, Whitehall Park[3] and St Ebbe’s, Oxford. Then he was a Tutor at Clifton Theological College, Vicar of the Good Shepherd, Romford,[4] and finally (before his elevation to the Episcopate) Archdeacon of West Ham. After his retirement he became an honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Ely.


  1. ^ Diocesan details Archived 2008-11-20 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  3. ^ Photo of church Archived 2011-06-12 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Cyril Bowles
Bishop of Derby
Succeeded by
Jonathan Bailey