Arthur Morris (bishop)

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Arthur Harold Morris (20 February 1898 – 15 October 1977[1]) was an Anglican bishop in the 20th century.[2]

Morris was educated at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and ordained in 1923. He held incumbencies at Great Clacton and St Mark’s Hamilton Terrace,[3] was then Rural Dean of St Marylebone before wartime service as a chaplain with the RAF. When the war ended he became Archdeacon of Halifax before his ordination to the episcopate as the third Bishop of Pontefract with the additional office of Archdeacon of Pontefract.[4] He was translated to be the Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich in 1954.[5] He retired in 1965.[1]


  1. ^ a b Obituary-The Right Rev A. H. Morris The Times Monday, 17 October 1977; pg. 15; Issue 60136; col F
  2. ^ Handbook of British Chronology, Fryde, E.B; Greenway D.E; Porter,S; Roy, I; Cambridge, CUP,1996 ISBN 978-0-521-56350-5
  3. ^ Church website
  4. ^ Wakefield Diocese web-site
  5. ^ The Times, Friday, 16 July 1954; pg. 10; Issue 52985; col B New Bishop of Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Tom Longworth
Bishop of Pontefract
Succeeded by
George Clarkson
Preceded by
Richard Brook
Bishop of Saint Edmundsbury and Ipswich
Succeeded by
Leslie Brown