Mark Napier Trollope was the third Bishop in Korea from 1911 until his death. [1 ] [2 ]
Born on 28 March 1862 and educated at
Lancing College and New College, Oxford, he was ordained in 1888. After a curacy at [3 ] Great Yarmouth he spent a decade with the missionary team in Korea. Returning to [4 ] England he was successively Vicar of St Saviour's, Poplar and [5 ] St Alban the Martyr, Birmingham. After some debate [6 ] he was appointed to the [7 ] post to which many others felt he was so suited.
He served as President of the Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch for 13 years. A keen chronicler of the emerging church,
he died of a heart attack on 6 November 1930, brought about by shock when the ship on which he was returning from Europe after attending the Lambeth Conference collided with another vessel while entering harbour in Japan. [8 ]
^ New Bishop In Korea. (News) The Times Tuesday, May 09, 1911; pg. 18; Issue 39580; col B
^ The Bishop Of Korea (Obituaries) The Times Friday, Nov 07, 1930; pg. 16; Issue 45664; col E
^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
^ ”The Cross and the Rising Sun” Ion, A H: Ontario, Wilfrid Laurier University Press 1990 ISBN 0-88920-977-4
^ Parish history (1)
^ Parish history (2)
^ The Times makes it very clear Trollope’s appointment was not a formality- Saturday, Dec 31, 1910; pg. 7; Issue 39470; col C Ecclesiastical Intelligence.
^ “The Church in Corea" Trollope,MN: London, Mowbray, 1915