Henry Mosley (bishop)

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Henry Mosley (1868–1948) was an Anglican cleric who was Bishop of Stepney from 1919 to 1928 and Bishop of Southwell from 1928 to 1941.

Early life[edit]

Mosley was born at Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, the son of Henry Mosley. He was educated at Newcastle-under-Lyme High School and matriculated at Keble College, Oxford on 17 October 1887.[1] He was awarded a BA in 1890 and began his ordained ministry.[2]

Ministry[edit]

Mosley began with a curacy at Bethnal Green and held a succession of inner city posts in the east of London.[2] He was then at Hackney and Stoke Newington and became Rural Dean. In 1919 he was appointed the suffragan Bishop of Stepney.[3] He was appointed Bishop of Southwell in 1928.[4] He retired in 1941 and served on the Council for the Church and the Countryside from 1943 to 1944.[5]

Mosley died in the Kingsclere district in 1948.

Family[edit]

Mosley married Mildred Willis, daughter of the Revd Edmund Willis, in 1908. Their son Michael was killed in action at the battle of El Alamein[6] and their daughter, Mildred Betty, who married the Revd Michael Ridley, became a Church Commissioner.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Joseph Foster Oxford Men & their Colleges
  2. ^ a b “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ "New Bishop Of Stepney. Appointment Of The Rev. H. Mosley", The Times 28 July 1919; p. 9.
  4. ^ "The See Of Southwell: Appointment Of Bishop Of Stepney" (Official Appointments and Notices), The Times, 16 June 1928, p. 14.
  5. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
  6. ^ The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Henry Luke Paget
Bishop of Stepney
1919 – 1928
Succeeded by
Charles Edward Curzon
Preceded by
Bernard Oliver Francis Heywood
Bishop of Southwell
1928 –1941
Succeeded by
Frank Russell Barry