Alan Morgan (bishop)

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Alan Morgan
Bishop of Sherwood
Diocese Diocese of Southwell
In office 1989–2004
Predecessor Dick Darby
Successor Tony Porter
Other posts Archdeacon of Coventry (1983–1989)
Ordination 1964 (deacon); 1965 (priest)
Consecration 21 September 1989
by John Habgood
Personal details
Born (1940-06-22) 22 June 1940 (age 76)
Died 24 October 2011(2011-10-24) (aged 71)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Parents A. W. Morgan
Spouse Margaret née Williams
Children 1 son, 1 daughter

Alan Wyndham Morgan OBE (22 June 1940[1] – 24 October 2011)[2] was the Bishop of Sherwood, a suffragan bishop in the Church of England Diocese of Southwell, from 1989 until 2004.

He was educated at Gowerton Boys' Grammar School and St David's College, Lampeter, ordained a deacon on 25 July 1964 (by John Thomas (Bishop of Swansea and Brecon) in Brecon Cathedral)[3] and a priest in 1965, beginning his ecclesiastical career with curacies in Llangyfelach and Morriston, Cockett and Coventry.[4] Following these he was appointed Team Vicar to St Barnabas, Coventry in 1972 and then in 1978 Bishop's Officer for Social Responsibility to John Gibbs, Bishop of Coventry. Appointed Archdeacon of Coventry in 1983[5] he was appointed to the episcopate six years later. Following his consecration as a bishop on 21 September 1989 by John Habgood, Archbishop of York, at York Minster,[6] he served as the diocese as Bishop suffragan of Sherwood for fifteen years.

At a national level he was chairman of the General Synod’s Board of Social Responsibility’s Working Party on the Future of the Family, which produced a report called 'Something to Celebrate' in 1995. He was also part of the Coalfields Task Force and went on to continue the work as Chair of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.[7]

He retired in 2004[8] and was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) the following year.[9]


  1. ^ Morgan, Alan Wyndham. Who Was Who. 1920–2016 (April 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 24 December 2016. 
  2. ^ Alan Wyndham MORGAN
  3. ^ "Ordinations (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#5294). 31 July 1964. p. 11. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 24 December 2016. (subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ Crockford's clerical directory, 1995” (Lambeth, Church House ISBN 0-7151-8088-6)
  5. ^ "Debrett's People of Today 1992” (London, Debrett's) ISBN 1-870520-09-2
  6. ^ "picture caption (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#6608). 6 October 1989. p. 4. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 24 December 2016. (subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham press release
  8. ^ Resignation details
  9. ^ New Years Honours List, 2005
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Dick Darby
Bishop of Sherwood
Succeeded by
Tony Porter