Rowland Ellis (bishop)

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Rowland Ellis (24 April 1841 – 11 December 1911) was a Welsh bishop who held the post of Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney in the Scottish Episcopal Church from 1906 until his death.

Life[edit]

Ellis was born in Caerwys, Flintshire, Wales and was educated at Ruthin School before graduating from Jesus College, Oxford with a BA degree in 1863. After being ordained, he held various church positions in Wales: curate of Gresford (1864–68), vicar of Gwersyllt (1868–72) and vicar of Mold 1872–84 (also Rural Dean of Mold from 1873 to 1884). He was a friend of William Ewart Gladstone, who lived nearby in Hawarden. He became rector of St Paul's Church in Edinburgh in 1884, becoming Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney in 1906.[1]

He wrote a number of theological works and was regarded as a strong opponent of disestablishment of the Church in Wales. He died at Delgatie Castle, Turriff, Aberdeenshire.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Morgan, Walter Thomas. "ELLIS, ROWLAND (1841–1911), bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney". Welsh Biography Online. National Library of Wales. Retrieved 2008-03-14. 
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Arthur Douglas
Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney
1906–1911
Succeeded by
Anthony Mitchell