Christopher Morgan (bishop)

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The Right Reverend
Christopher Morgan
area Bishop of Colchester
Diocese Diocese of Chelmsford
In office 2001–July 2013 (retirement)
Predecessor Edward Holland
Successor Roger Morris
Other posts Canon Residentiary, Gloucester Cathedral (1996–2001)
Ordination 1973 (deacon); 1974 (priest)
Consecration 6 December 2001[1]
Personal details
Born (1947-03-23) 23 March 1947 (age 70)
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Anne[2] Musgrave
Children 1 adult son; 1 adult daughter
Alma mater Lancaster University

Christopher Heudebourck Morgan[3] (born 23 March 1947) is a retired bishop in the Church of England, the area Bishop of Colchester from 2002 until his retirement in 2013.[2][4]

Morgan was educated at the City of Bath Boys School and Lancaster University.[5] He is a Master of Theology, Bachelor of Arts and has a Diploma in Theology.[2] After studying at Kelham Theological College he was ordained in 1974.[6] He was a curate at St James the Great, Birstall and then a chaplain in Brussels, Vicar of St George's Redditch and then Sonning. From 1985 to 1996 he was the Diocese of Gloucester's Diocesan Officer for Ministry and then a residentiary canon at Gloucester Cathedral until his ordination to the episcopate. He was installed at Chelmsford Cathedral on 3 February 2002.[1] A keen hill walker,[7] he is married to Anne and has two children.[2]



  1. ^ a b Diocese of Chelmsford — Area Bishops
  2. ^ a b c d Official notification of appointment
  3. ^ Anglican Communion
  4. ^ "Bishop of Colchester will retire this summer" (Press release). Diocese of Chelmsford. Retrieved 30 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  6. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  7. ^ Debrett's People of Today, London, 2008 Debrett's, ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edward Holland
Bishop of Colchester
Roger Morris