Edward Wynn

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Memorial to Harold Edward Wynn in Ely Cathedral

Harold Edward Wynn OGS (1889–1956) was an Anglican bishop.[1][2] He was born on 15 January 1889 and educated at Mercers' School, London and Trinity Hall, Cambridge.[3] Ordained in 1912,[4] his first post was as Chaplain of Jesus College, Cambridge, a period interrupted by World War I service as a Chaplain to the Forces (during which time he was Mentioned in Despatches). Later he was Vice-Principal of Westcott House, Cambridge then Dean of Pembroke College, Cambridge until his ordination to the episcopate as the Bishop of Ely.[5][6] He died on 12 August 1956.[7] Wynn was the first alumnus of Ely Theological College to become a diocesan bishop.[8]


  1. ^ 'New Bishop of Ely', The Times, 2 August 1941; pg. 6; Issue 48994; col A.
  2. ^ Archbishops of Canterbury Archives, The National Archives
  3. ^ "Who was Who" 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991. ISBN 0-7136-3457-X.
  4. ^ "The Clergy List" London, Kelly’s, 1913.
  5. ^ Cambridgeshire — Historical Timeline 17 — 1900–1999, Cambridgeshire Genealogy
  6. ^ Bishops of Ely Archived 20 July 2008 at the Wayback Machine, GENUKI: UK & Ireland Genealogy
  7. ^ 'Obituary Dr. H. E. Wynn Bishop Of Ely'. The Times, 13 August 1956; pg. 12; Issue 53608; col C.
  8. ^ Mascall, E. L. (1992) Saraband. Leominster: Gracewing; p. 102
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Bernard Heywood
Bishop of Ely
Succeeded by
Noel Hudson