William Frederick Surtees (16 October 1871 – 23 March 1956) was an Anglican bishop. He was the second suffragan Bishop of Crediton from 1930 to 1954.[1]

Surtees was educated at Bedford School and King's College, Cambridge.[2] Ordained in 1900,[3] he began his ecclesiastical career with a curacy in Lythe. He was then rector of Sampford Courtenay, vicar of St Simon's, Plymouth[4] and Archdeacon of Exeter before a 24-year stint as Suffragan Bishop of Crediton. He died on 23 March 1956.[5]


  1. ^ "Who was Who" 1897–1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ "Surtees, William Frederick (SRTS890WF)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ "Ordinations-Diocese of York". The Times, Tuesday, 12 June 1900; p. 13; issue 36166; col C.
  4. ^ Admitted to Benefit of St Simon
  5. ^ Obituary-The Rt Rev W.F Surtees. The Times Thursday, 5 April 1956; p. 10; issue 53497; col A.
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Preceded by Bishop of Crediton
Succeeded by