Edward Mowll

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Edward Worsfold Mowll (1881–1964) was an Anglican bishop, the fourth Bishop of Middleton.[1]

Educated at The King’s School, Canterbury and Jesus College, Cambridge,[2] he was ordained in 1905 and after a curacy at Leyton became secretary of the Church Pastoral-Aid Society. Incumbencies at Benwell, Southport and Oxford followed,[3] before he became Provost of Bradford Cathedral in 1933. Elevation to the Episcopate followed ten years later and he stayed in this, his final post, until retirement in 1951. A “kind and fatherly man”,[4] he died in 1964.


  1. ^ The Times, Monday, Aug 02, 1943; pg. 6; Issue 49613; col C E New Bishop Suffragan Of Middleton
  2. ^ "Mowll, Edward Worsfold (MWL900EW)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ The Times, Monday, Jun 15, 1964; pg. 14; Issue 56038; col A Rt. Rev. E. W. Mowll Former Bishop Of Middleton
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Cecil Wilson
Provost of Bradford
Succeeded by
John Tiarks
Preceded by
Arthur Alston
Bishop of Middleton
1943 – 1952
Succeeded by
Frank Woods