Christopher Morgan (bishop)

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The Rt Revd
Christopher Morgan
MTh BA DipTh[1]
former Bishop of Colchester
Diocese Diocese of Chelmsford
Installed 3 February 2002[2]
Term ended July 2013 (retirement)
Predecessor Edward Holland
Other posts Canon Residentiary, Gloucester Cathedral (1996–2001)
Ordination 1973 (deacon); 1974 (priest)
Consecration 6 December 2001[2]
Personal details
Born (1947-03-23) 23 March 1947 (age 68)
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Anne[1] Musgrave
Children 1 adult son; 1 adult daughter
Alma mater Lancaster University

Christopher Heudebourck Morgan[3] (born 23 March 1947) is a retired bishop in the Church of England, the area Bishop of Colchester from 2002 until his retirement in 2013.[1][4]

Morgan was educated at the City of Bath Boys School and Lancaster University.[5] After studying at Kelham Theological College he was ordained in 1974.[6] He was a curate at St James the Great, Birstall and then a chaplain in Brussels, Vicar of St George's Redditch and then Sonning. From 1985 to 1996 he was the Diocese of Gloucester's Diocesan Officer for Ministry and then a residentiary canon at Gloucester Cathedral until his ordination to the episcopate. A keen hill walker,[7] he is married to Anne and has two children.[1]


  • Christopher Morgan Esq (1947–1974)
  • The Revd Christopher Morgan (1974–1996)
  • The Revd Canon Christopher Morgan (1996–2001)
  • The Rt Revd Christopher Morgan (2001—present)


  1. ^ a b c d Official notification of appointment
  2. ^ a b Diocese of Chelmsford — Area Bishops
  3. ^ Anglican Communion
  4. ^ "Bishop of Colchester will retire this summer" (Press release). Diocese of Chelmsford. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  6. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  7. ^ Debrett's People of Today, London, 2008 Debrett's, ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edward Holland
Bishop of Colchester