Clifford Barker

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Clifford Barker
Bishop of Selby
Diocese Diocese of York
In office 1983–1991
Predecessor Morris Maddocks
Successor Humphrey Taylor
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in York (1991–present)
Bishop of Whitby (1976–1983)
Ordination 1952 (deacon); 1953 (priest)
Consecration 1976
Personal details
Born (1926-04-22) 22 April 1926 (age 96)
Denomination Anglican
Parents Sidney & Kathleen
Spouse Marie Edwards (m. 1952; d. 1982)
Audrey Gregson (m. 1983)
Children 1 son; 2 daughters; 2 step-sons; 1 step-daughter
Alma mater Oriel College, Oxford

Clifford Conder Barker was an Anglican suffragan bishop in the last quarter of the 20th century.[1]

Born in 1926 he was educated at Oriel College, Oxford and St Chad's College, Durham. After World War II service with the Green Howards he was ordained priest in 1953.[2] Following a Curacy in Scarborough he rose steadily in the Church hierarchy being successively Vicar of Sculcoates, Rural Dean of Stokesley and Prebendary of York before his ordination to the episcopate. After seven years as Bishop of Whitby he became the Bishop of Selby.[3] In retirement he served as an assistant bishop in the Diocese of York.


  1. Who’s Who 2008 (London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  2. Crockford's clerical directory London, Church House 1975 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  3. The Times, Wednesday, 20 April 1983; p. 16; Issue 61511; col C "Translation of Rt Rev CC Barker"
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Yates
Bishop of Whitby
Succeeded by
Gordon Bates
Preceded by
Morris Maddocks
Bishop of Selby
Succeeded by
Humphrey Taylor