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  John Waine KCVO (born 20 June 1930) was Bishop of Chelmsford from 1986 to 1996; and previously Bishop of Saint Edmundsbury and Ipswich from 1978 to 1986, Bishop of Stafford, 1975–1978. He also served as Clerk of the Closet from 1989 to 1997, and in retirement served as a lay member on the Press Complaints Commission.

Educated at Prescot Grammar School and the University of Manchester, he studied for ordination at Ridley Hall, Cambridge before embarking on an ecclesiastical career with a Curacy at St Mary's, West Derby(Liverpool).

Incumbencies at Ditton, Southport and Kirkby in the same diocese followed before elevation to the Episcopate in the mid seventies. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Essex. Waine was also the Prelate of the Venerable Order of Saint John until 24 June 2007.


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