Remembered as both an Anglican religious leader and an historian, Bennett famously committed suicide after penning a highly controversial introduction to Crockford's Clerical Directory.
He entered the priesthood after studying at the University of Cambridge.
A conservative member of the Anglo-Catholic movement, he opposed women's ordination.
He spent his early years in Guildford and Prittlewell, England.
He and George Carey both rose to prominence in the Church of England during the mid-to-late Twentieth Century.