Kemp, Eric

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Kemp, Eric Gender: M
Eric Waldram Kemp
born on 27 April 1915 at 15:30 (= 3:30 PM )
Place Waltham (Lincolnshire), England, 53n31, 0w06
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 06°17' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 08°55 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 27°54'


Church of England bishop. He was the Bishop of Chichester from 1974–2001 and one of the leading Anglo-Catholics of his generation and one of the most influential figures in the Church of England in the last quarter of the twentieth century. He was one of only four bishops in the United Kingdom who declined to sign the Cambridge Accord, affirming the human rights of homosexuals. He encouraged women to serve in the permanent diaconate in his diocese but was an opponent of the ordination of women to the priesthood and women priests were not licensed in the Diocese of Chichester during his episcopate.

He died on 28 November 2009.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Shy But Not Retiring: The Memoirs of The Right Reverend Eric Waldram Kemp" by Jeremy Haselock (London: Continuum, 2006), p. 9: "A Lincolnshire 'Yellow-Belly' I was born at 3.30pm on Tuesday, 27 April 1915, the only child of Tom and Florence Kemp."


  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Church of England bishop)