Fenton Morley

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William Fenton Morley CBE was the Dean of Salisbury in the Church of England from 1971[1] until his retirement in 1977.

Born on 5 May 1912 and educated at Oriel College, Oxford[2] he was ordained into the priesthood in 1936. His first posts were curacies in Ely, Cardiff and Porthcawl. He then held incumbencies at Penrhiwceiber and Haseley. Following this he was Director of Music and Lecturer in Hebrew at Ripon College Cuddesdon. From 1956 to 1961 he was Precentor of Southwark Cathedral[3] and then Vicar[4] of Leeds Parish Church[5] until his appointment as dean. He died on 9 July 1995.


  1. ^ The Times, Thursday, 4 Mar 1971; pg. 16; Issue 58113; col D Church news
  2. ^ “Who was Who”1897–1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ The Times, Wednesday, 21 Jun 1961; pg. 14; Issue 55113; col A Court Circular
  5. ^ Church details
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Kenneth William Haworth
Dean of Salisbury
1971 –1977
Succeeded by
Sydney Hall Evans