Edward Roberts (bishop)

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Edward James Keymer Roberts (18 April 1908 – 29 July 2001) was an Anglican bishop who held three separate episcopal appointments between 1956 and 1977.[1]

Roberts was educated at Marlborough and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and ordained priest in 1932.[2] After a curacy at All Saints, Margaret Street[3] in central London and four years as Vice Principal of Cuddesdon, he was to spend a long period in the Diocese of Portsmouth as successively examining chaplain to the bishop, vicar of St Matthew’s Southsea, Archdeacon of the Isle of Wight (1948–52) and Archdeacon of Portsmouth before being ordained to the episcopate in 1956.[4] After six years in Wiltshire, he was translated to be the Bishop of Kensington in 1962 and again, two years later, to be the Bishop of Ely. In 1977 he retired to his former Isle of Wight parish where he died on 29 June 2001, aged 93.


  1. ^ Who's Who (1992). A & C Black. ISBN 0-7136-3514-2.
  2. ^ Crockford's clerical directory (1975). Church House Publishing. ISBN 0-19-200008-X.
  3. ^ "All Saints Margaret Street". Retrieved 17 November 2008.
  4. ^ "New Bishop Of Malmesbury". The Times. 25 July 1956. p. 10; Issue 53592; col F.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Ivor Watkins
Bishop of Malmesbury
1956 – 1962
Succeeded by
Jim Bishop
Preceded by
Cyril Easthaugh
Bishop of Kensington
1962 – 1964
Succeeded by
Ronald Goodchild
Preceded by
Noel Hudson
Bishop of Ely
1964 – 1977
Succeeded by
Peter Walker