Mark Trollope

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Mark Napier Trollope (20 March 1862 – 1930) was the third Anglican Bishop in Korea from 1911[1] until his death.[2]

The Revd Mark Napier Trollope, 1890

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 from 1887 to 1890,[4] he spent a decade with the missionary team in Korea.[5] After returning to England he was successively Vicar of St Saviour's, Poplar,[6] and St Alban the Martyr, Birmingham.[7] After some debate[8] he was appointed to the post of Bishop in Korea,[9] to which many others felt he was suited. He was consecrated bishop on St James's Day (25 July), by Randall Davidson, Archbishop of Canterbury, at St Paul's Cathedral.[10]

He served as President of the Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch for 13 years. A keen chronicler of the emerging church,[11] 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.

Along with Mother Mary Clare as Mother Superior, Trollope helped found the Society of the Holy Cross order of nuns in Seoul in 1925.[12]


A collection of archival material related to Mark Napier Trollope can be found at the Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham.[13]


  1. ^ New Bishop In Korea. (News) The Times Tuesday, May 9, 1911; p. 18; issue 39580; col B
  2. ^ The Bishop Of Korea (Obituaries) The Times Friday, November 7, 1930; p. 16; issue 45664; col E
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ The Clergy List. London, England: Kelly and Co. Limited. 1897. p. 905.
  5. ^ ”The Cross and the Rising Sun” Ion, A H: Ontario, Wilfrid Laurier University Press 1990 ISBN 0-88920-977-4
  6. ^ Parish history (1) Archived 2007-07-12 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Parish history (2) Archived 2009-01-06 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Malden Richard (ed) (1920). Crockford's Clerical Directory for 1920 (51st edn). London: The Field Press. p. 320.
  10. ^ "Consecration at St Paul's". Church Times. No. 2531. 28 July 1911. p. 122. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 9 March 2020 – via UK Press Online archives.
  11. ^ “The Church in Corea" Trollope,MN: London, Mowbray, 1915
  12. ^ "Member Church Links - The Anglican Church of Korea - Religious Communities SHC - Society of the Holy Cross - Seoul". Anglican Communion. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  13. ^ "UoB Calmview5: Search results". Retrieved 2021-01-15.
Religious titles
Preceded by Bishop in Korea
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