Peter Dawes
Bishop of Derby
DioceseDiocese of Derby
In office1988–1995
PredecessorCyril Bowles
SuccessorJonathan Bailey
Other post(s)Honorary assistant bishop in Ely (1995–2022)
Archdeacon of West Ham
Personal details
Born(1928-02-05)5 February 1928
Died10 November 2022(2022-11-10) (aged 94)
SpouseEthel Dawes
ChildrenJanet Dawes, Micheal Dawes, Stephen Dawes, Mary Dawes
Alma materHatfield College, Durham

Peter Spencer Dawes (5 February 1928 – 10 November 2022) was the fifth Church of England Bishop of Derby from 1988 to 1995.[1][2]

Dawes was educated at Aldenham School and Hatfield College, Durham,[3] and ordained in 1955. His career began with curacies at St Andrew's, Whitehall Park[4] and St Ebbe's, Oxford. Then he was a Tutor at Clifton Theological College, Vicar of the Good Shepherd, Romford,[5] 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.

Dawes died on 10 November 2022, at the age of 94.[6]


  1. ^ Diocesan details Archived 2008-11-20 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Crockford's Clerical Directory: "The Rt Revd Peter Spencer Dawes"". Retrieved 23 November 2022.
  3. ^ Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  4. ^ Photo of church Archived 2011-06-12 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  6. ^ "Church Times: "Deaths", 18 November 2022". Retrieved 23 November 2022.