Mervyn Armstrong

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Mervyn Armstrong, OBE[1] (1906 – 1984[2]) was an eminent Anglican clergyman during the middle third of the 20th century.

Educated at Balliol College, Oxford,[3] he was ordained in 1938. His first posts were as a Chaplain in the RNVR,[4] after which he was Vicar of Margate. Appointed Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1949 he became Archdeacon of Stow and then Provost of Leicester Cathedral before elevation to the Episcopate as Bishop of Jarrow in 1958.


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ Obituary- Right Rev Mervyn Armstrong The Times Thursday, 4 October 1984; pg. 16; Issue 61953; col G
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76. London: Oxford University Press, 1976. ISBN 0-19-200008-X
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Arthur Ivan Greaves
Archdeacon of Stow
1951 – 1954
Succeeded by
Lawrence Ashcroft
Preceded by
Herbert Arthur Jones
Provost of Leicester Cathedral
1954 – 1958
Succeeded by
Richard John Forrester Mayston
Preceded by
John Alexander Ramsbotham
Bishop of Jarrow
1958 – 1965
Succeeded by
Alexander Kenneth Hamilton