Edmund Morgan (bishop)

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Edmund Robert Morgan (28 July 1888 – 21 September 1979) was the seventh Bishop suffragan of Southampton;[1] and afterwards the ninth diocesan Bishop of Truro.[2]

He was born on 28 July 1888 and educated at Winchester and New College, Oxford. Ordained in 1914, he began his career with curacies at Farnham and Eastleigh. He was then Chaplain to Edward Talbot, Bishop of Winchester, and after that Warden of the College of the Ascension, Selly Oak, Birmingham, for 13 years from 1923. From 1930 to 1936 he was also assistant secretary of the Societry for the Propagation of the Gospel. From 1936 to 1943 he was Rector of Old Alresford and also Archdeacon of Winchester,[3][4] a post he held until his elevation to the episcopate. A noted author,[5] he died on 21 September 1979 at Whiteparish.[6]


  1. “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. "Bishop Of Truro Enthroned" The Times Friday, Jun 15, 1951; pg. 6; Issue 52028; col D
  3. Induction mandate
  4. Beach (1981); p. 70
  5. Oremus
  6. "Deaths" The Times Monday, Dec 10, 1979; pg. 14; Issue 60496; col A

Further reading

  • Beach, A. J. & E. Margery (1981) Edmund Robert Morgan, 1888-1979: man of God and friend to many. Upton-upon-Severn : Beach and Morgan
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Arthur Karney
Bishop of Southampton
Succeeded by
Kenneth Lamplugh
Preceded by
Joseph Hunkin
Bishop of Truro
Succeeded by
Maurice Key