Marsen was educated at The King's School, Chester after which he a clerk with the National Provincial Bank. He was ordained Deacon in 1912, and Priest in 1913. After a curacy in Spalding he was a Chaplain to the British Armed Forces from 1917 to 1919 during which time he was mentioned in dispatches. He was Vicar of Pinchbeck from 1918 to 1921; Aspull from 1921 to 1928. He became the incumbent at St Michael and All Angels, Wigan in 1928; and of Great Grimsby in 1951. He was Proctor in Convocation from 1942 to 1948, and again from1951 until his death.
- Ecclesiastical News The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Oct 05, 1948; pg. 7; Issue 51194.
- Ven. E. L. Marsden The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jun 22, 1960; pg. 15; Issue 54804.
- Crockford's Clerical Directory 1929-30 p854 London: Oxford University Press, 1929
- ‘MARSDEN, Ven. E(dwyn) Lisle’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2016; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 6 May 2017
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