Henry Mosley (bishop)

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Henry Mosley (1868–1948) was an Anglican cleric who was Bishop of Stepney from 1919 to 1928 and Bishop of Southwell from 1928 to 1941.

Early life[edit]

Mosley was born at Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, the son of Henry Mosley. He was educated at Newcastle-under-Lyme High School and matriculated at Keble College, Oxford on 17 October 1887.[1] He was awarded a BA in 1890 and began his ordained ministry.[2]


Mosley began with a curacy at Bethnal Green and held a succession of inner city posts in the east of London.[2] He was with the Trinity Stratford Mission and became Rector of Poplar. He was then at Hackney and Stoke Newington and became Rural Dean. In 1919 he was appointed the suffragan Bishop of Stepney.[3] He was appointed Bishop of Southwell in 1928.[4] He retired in 1941 and served on the Council for the Church and the Countryside from 1943 to 1944.[5]

Mosley died in the Kingsclere district in 1948.


Mosley married Mildred Willis, daughter of Edmund Willis, curate of Horsham, in 1908. Their son Michael was killed in action at the battle of El Alamein[6] and their daughter, Mildred Betty, who married Michael Ridley (vicar of Pimlico and Finchley), became a Church Commissioner.


  1. ^ Joseph Foster Oxford Men & their Colleges
  2. ^ a b “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ "New Bishop Of Stepney. Appointment Of The Rev. H. Mosley", The Times 28 July 1919; p. 9.
  4. ^ "The See Of Southwell: Appointment Of Bishop Of Stepney" (Official Appointments and Notices), The Times, 16 June 1928, p. 14.
  5. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
  6. ^ The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum Archived 2010-03-07 at the Wayback Machine.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Luke Paget
Bishop of Stepney
Succeeded by
Charles Curzon
Preceded by
Bernard Heywood
Bishop of Southwell
Succeeded by
Russell Barry