Mark Trollope

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Mark Napier Trollope was the third Bishop in Korea from 1911[1] until his death.[2]

Born on 28 March 1862 and educated at Lancing College and New College, Oxford,[3] he was ordained in 1888. After a curacy at Great Yarmouth he spent a decade with the missionary team in Korea.[4] After returning to England he was successively Vicar of St Saviour's, Poplar,[5] and St Alban the Martyr, Birmingham.[6] After some debate[7] he was appointed to the post to which many others felt he was suited.

He served as President of the Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch for 13 years. A keen chronicler of the emerging church,[8] he died of a heart attack on 6 November 1930, brought about by shock when the ship on which he was returning from Europe after attending the Lambeth Conference collided with another vessel while entering harbour in Japan.


  1. ^ New Bishop In Korea. (News) The Times Tuesday, May 09, 1911; pg. 18; Issue 39580; col B
  2. ^ The Bishop Of Korea (Obituaries) The Times Friday, Nov 07, 1930; pg. 16; Issue 45664; col E
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ ”The Cross and the Rising Sun” Ion, A H: Ontario, Wilfrid Laurier University Press 1990 ISBN 0-88920-977-4
  5. ^ Parish history (1)
  6. ^ Parish history (2)
  7. ^ The Times makes it very clear Trollope’s appointment was not a formality- Saturday, Dec 31, 1910; pg. 7; Issue 39470; col C Ecclesiastical Intelligence.
  8. ^ “The Church in Corea" Trollope,MN: London, Mowbray, 1915
Religious titles
Preceded by
Arthur Beresford Turner
Bishop in Korea
Succeeded by
Alfred Cecil Cooper