Robert Cecil Mortimer (6 December 1902 - 11 September 1976 was an [1 ] Anglican bishop in the Church of England. [2 ]
Mortimer was educated at
St Edward's School, Oxford and [3 ] Keble College in the same city. He was ordained in 1927 and was a curate at St Mary's Redcliffe, Bristol. He then became a [4 ] lecturer in canon law and then the Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at the [5 ] University of Oxford before his ordination to the episcopate as the Bishop of Exeter in 1949. [6 ] He held this position for 24 years. [7 ]
Mortimer was also a notable author.
He had four children, one of whom is the journalist and author [8 ] Edward Mortimer.
References [ edit ]
^ "Obituary: The Right Rev Robert Mortimer Former Bishop of Exeter", , 13 September 1976, p16.) The Times
^ "New Bishop of Exeter", , 11 February 1949, p4. The Times
^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
^ Church Web Site
^ "University News", , 11 February 1944, p7. The Times
^ National Archives
^ Among other books he wrote Gambling (1933), Origins of Private Penance (1939), The Elements of Moral Theology (1947), Marriage in Church and State (1947), Christian Ethics (1950), The Duties of a Churchman (1951) and Western Canon Law (1953).