Alfred Monahan

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Alfred Monahan
Predecessor Gilbert Cunningham Joyce
Successor Alfred Morris
Other posts Vicar of Monmouth (1912–1930)
Archdeacon of Monmouth (1930–1940)
Ordination 1940
Personal details
Born 1877
Died 1945
Buried Monmouth Cemetery

Alfred Edwin Monahan (1877–1945) was the Anglican Bishop of Monmouth from 1940 until his death in 1945.[1]


Monahan was educated at St Andrew’s College, Dublin and Trinity College, Dublin and ordained in 1905. He was Assistant Missioner at the Wellington College Mission, Walworth and then Curate of St Swithun and Old St Martin, Worcester.[2] He was then successively the Vicar (1912–1930), Archdeacon ( 1930–1940) and finally Bishop of Monmouth (1940–1945).[3] He died in post on 10 August 1945.[4]

Manohan has been described as "a firm churchman of authoritarian personality who attracted and repelled according to taste, but he was a strong and effective teacher, preacher and spiritual director". The 1928 Prayer Book was the basis for his compilation The Churchpeople's Prayer Book. Bishop Monahan accepted the principle of reservation of the blessed sacrament in church and also permitted devotional services of Benediction.[1]


  1. ^ a b Diocese of Monmouth
  2. ^ ”The Clergy List” London, Kelly’s, 1913
  3. ^ Ecclesiastical News Archdeacon Of Monmouth Elected Bishop The Times Thursday, Aug 08, 1940; pg. 6; Issue 48689; col A
  4. ^ The Times, Saturday, Aug 11, 1945; pg. 6; Issue 50218; col F Obituary The Rt Rev A.E. Monahan
Church in Wales titles
Preceded by
Gilbert Cunningham Joyce
Bishop of Monmouth
Succeeded by
Alfred Edwin Morris