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Suffragan Bishop , bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut

Clarence Nicholas Coleridge, Guyanese bishop. Named Citizen of Year, Omega Psi Phi, 1968, Man of Year, National Council Negro Women, 1980; recipient Appreciation award, Afro-American Educators Association, 1978, Outstanding Service award, Eldorado Club Inc., 1981. Director United Fund Fairfield County, 1967—1971; vice president Bridgeport Day Car Inc., 1978—1981; director Governor's Task Force Racial Justice, since 1981.


Coleridge, Clarence Nicholas was born on November 27, 1930 in Georgetown, Guyana. Arrived in United States, 1950. Son of Charles and Ina (DeWeever) Coleridge.


Bachelor of Science, Howard University, 1954. Master of Divinity, Drew University, 1960. Master of Social Work, University Connecticut, 1973.

Doctor of Ministry, Andover-Newton Theological School, 1977.


The Diocese of Connecticut is the first and the oldest Diocese in the United States. Prior to that he was the Suffragan Bishop of Connecticut from 1981 - 1993. He was ordained to the diaconate on January 27, 1961, and to the priesthood on January 1, 1962.

He was consecrated on October 23, 1981. He has had many accolades including three honorary degrees including one from Yale Divinity School. Habitat for Humanity Built 5 houses in his name, named the Coleridge Commons in Bridgeport, CT. He also started the Bishops Fund for Children, A Fund to enhance awareness of the plight of children at risk throughout Connecticut and to raise funds to underwrite social service programs that aid these children in our urban, suburban and rural neighborhoods.

This Fund has so far given out 3.2 million dollars. They have two children, Cheryl Coleridge and Carolyn Coleridge.


  • Bishop Coleridge has been married for over 50 years to Euna J. Coleridge, Phd a high school science teacher and who was awarded the Olmstead award for Teacher of the year from Williams College.


Director United Fund Fairfield County, 1967—1971. Vice president Bridgeport Day Car Inc., 1978—1981. Director Governor's Task Force Racial Justice, since 1981.


Married Euna Jervis Coleridge, September 8, 1962. Children: Cheryl Lisa, Carolyn Bridgett.

Charles Coleridge

Ina (DeWeever) Coleridge

Euna Jervis Coleridge

Cheryl Lisa Coleridge

Carolyn Bridgett Coleridge