Edwin Morris (bishop)

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Alfred Edwin Morris
Archdiocese Wales
Term ended 1967
Personal details
Born (1894-05-08)8 May 1894
Died 19 October 1971(1971-10-19) (aged 77)
Alma mater St John’s College, Oxford

Alfred Edwin Morris (8 May 1894– 19 October 1971) was the Bishop of Monmouth[1] and Archbishop of Wales[2] in the middle of the 20th century.
After World War I service with the RAMC he went up to St John’s College, Oxford. Ordained in 1924[3] he became Professor of Hebrew and Theology at St David's College, Lampeter,[4] holding the post until his elevation to the Episcopate.[5] A noted author [6] and Sub-Prelate of the Order of St John of Jerusalem,[7] he retired in 1967 and died four years later.[8] His papers are held at the Roderic Bowen Library.[9]


  1. ^ Ecclesiastical News New Bishop Of Monmouth The Times Saturday, 29 Sep 1945; pg. 6; Issue 50260; col B
  2. ^ Archbishop Of Wales Elected Dr. A. E. Morris The Times Wednesday, 6 Nov 1957; pg. 12; Issue 53991; col E
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory, 1947-48 Oxford, OUP,1947
  4. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  5. ^ “Alfred Edwin Morris – Archbishop of Wales” in The Journal of Ecclesiastical History (1991), 42 : 527-528 CUP
  6. ^ Amongst others he wrote "The Church in Wales and Nonconformity", 1949; "The Problem of Life and Death", 1950; "The Catholicity of the Book of Common Prayer", 1952; and "The Christian Use of Alcoholic Beverages", 1961 > British Library web site accessed 14:33 GMT Tuesday 13 April 2010
  7. ^ Archives hub
  8. ^ Most Rev Dr A. E. Morris Former Archbishop of Wales The Times Wednesday, 20 Oct 1971; pg. 16; Issue 58303; col F
  9. ^ Theological and Religious Studies Collection Directory
Church in Wales titles
Preceded by
Alfred Edwin Monahan
Bishop of Monmouth
Succeeded by
Eryl Stephen Thomas
Preceded by
John Morgan
Archbishop of Wales
Succeeded by
Glyn Simon