David Halsey

The Right Reverend David Halsey[1] was born on 27 January 1919 and died on 16 May 2009.[2] He was educated at King's College School, Wimbledon and King's College London. After this he took holy orders at Wells Theological College and began his ministry as a curate at St. Peter's Church, Petersfield.[3] A wartime chaplain in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, he then served the Christian ministry successively in the West Country (Plymouth and Netheravon), Kent ( Chatham, Bromley[4] and Tonbridge[5]) and Cumbria, his last post being Bishop of Carlisle from 1972[6] to 1989. His daughter Sarah is married to David French, the Chief Executive of the Westminster Foundation for Democracy[7]


  1. ^ Christened Henry David Who’s Who: London, A & C Black, 1992 ISBN 0-7136-3514-2
  2. ^ Daily Telegraph Obituary p 29: Issue no 47,909 (dated Monday 15th June 2009
  3. ^ A history of Christianity in Petersfield: the stories of the local churches: Petersfield, Petersfield Area Historical Society, 2001 Monograph No 4 ISSN 0262-5970
  4. ^ List of rectors of St Peter and St Paul
  5. ^ Suffragan Bishop, 1968-72 Who’s Who: London, A & C Black, 1970 ISBN 0-7136-1140-5)
  6. ^ The Times, Thursday, Aug 31, 1972; pg. 14; Issue 58567; col A Church news: New Bishop, of Carlisle chosen
  7. ^ Organisation web-site
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Russell Berridge White
Bishop of Tonbridge
1968 – 1972
Succeeded by
Philip Harold Ernest Goodrich
Preceded by
Sydney Cyril Bulley
Bishop of Carlisle
1972 – 1989
Succeeded by
Ian Harland

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