Gordon Mursell

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The Rt Revd
Gordon Mursell
Bishop of Stafford
Diocese Diocese of Lichfield
In office 2005–2010
Predecessor Christopher Hill
Successor Geoff Annas
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Glasgow & Galloway (2010–present)
Provost (1999–2000) then Dean of Birmingham (2000–2005)
Ordination 1973 (deacon); 1974 (priest)
Consecration 2005
Personal details
Born (1949-05-04) 4 May 1949 (age 64)
Denomination Anglican
Parents Philip & Sheena
Spouse Anne Muir (m. 1989)
Profession Author (theology)
Alma mater Brasenose College, Oxford

Alfred Gordon Mursell (born 4 May 1949) is a former suffragan Bishop of Stafford in the Church of England.[1]

Mursell was educated at Ardingly College and Brasenose College, Oxford.[2] Ordained in 1974 he began his career with a curacy at St Mary Walton, Liverpool [3] and was then successively Vicar of St John's East Dulwich, a tutor at Wells Theological College, Team Rector of Stafford (1991–1999), Provost (1999–2000) and then Dean of Birmingham (2000–2005) [4] before his ordination to the episcopate[5] as the suffragan Bishop of Stafford - a post he vacated in June 2010. A prolific author,[6] he is also a keen hill walker.[2]


  • The Theology of the Carthusian Life (1988)
  • Out of the Deep (1989)
  • The Wisdom of the Anglo-Saxons (1996)
  • English Spirituality (2001)


  • Gordon Mursell (1949–1974)
  • The Revd Gordon Mursell (1974–1999)
  • The Very Revd Gordon Mursell (1999–2005)
  • The Rt Revd Gordon Mursell (2005–present)


  1. ^ Crockfords Online - accessed 9 March 2008, 19:37
  2. ^ a b ‘MURSELL, Rt Rev. (Alfred) Gordon’, Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2011 [1], accessed 8 July 2012
  3. ^ Crockford’s clerical directory 1975-76 Lambeth, Church House, 1975 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ BBC News Reporting his appointment to the Suffragan See of Stafford
  5. ^ Official notification
  6. ^ His works include Out of the Deep: prayer as protest,(1989) The Wisdom of the Anglo-Saxons (1997) and English Spirituality (2001)
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Peter Berry
Provost, then Dean of Birmingham
Succeeded by
Robert Wilkes
Preceded by
Christopher Hill
Bishop of Stafford
Succeeded by
Geoff Annas