The Rt. Rev. Eric Wild (1914–1991) was Bishop of Reading from 1972 to 1982. Educated at Manchester Grammar School and Keble College, Oxford, he was ordained in 1938. His first post was as a Curate at St Anne, Liverpool. After World War II service with the RNVR his subsequent experience included incumbencies in Wigan and Hindley followed by posts as Director of Religious Education for the Diocese of Peterborough and (his final post before elevation to the Epi…te) Archdeacon of Berkshire.