Alan Morgan (bishop)

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Alan Wyndham Morgan OBE (22 June 1940[1] – 24 October 2011 [2]) was the Suffragan Bishop of Sherwood from 1989 until 2004.

He was born on and educated at Gowerton Boys’ Grammar School and St David's College, Lampeter. He was ordained in 1966 and began his ecclesiastical career with curacies in Llangyfelach, Cockett and Coventry.[3] Following these he was appointed Vicar to St Barnabas, Coventry in 1972 and then in 1978 Bishop's Officer for Social Responsibility within the Diocese of Coventry. Appointed Archdeacon of the city in 1983[4] he ascended to the Episcopate six years later.

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.[5]

He retired in 2004[6] and was appointed OBE the following year.[7]

Church of England titles
Preceded by
Harold Richard Darby
Bishop of Sherwood
Succeeded by
Tony Porter


  1. ^ Who's Who 1992 “(London, A & C Black ISBN 0-7136-3514-2)
  2. ^ Alan Wyndham MORGAN
  3. ^ Crockford's clerical directory, 1995” (Lambeth,Church House ISBN 0-7151-8088-6)
  4. ^ ”Debrett's People of Today 1992” (London, Debrett's) ISBN 1-870520-09-2
  5. ^ Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham press release
  6. ^ Resignation details
  7. ^ New Years Honours List,2005