Robert Hamilton Moberly

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Robert Hamilton Moberly was the 7th Anglican Bishop of Stepney from 1936[1] until 1952 when he was appointed Dean of Salisbury.[2]

He was born into an eminent ecclesiastical family in 1884[N 1] and educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford before embarking on an ecclesiastical career with a Curacy at Dover. Inner city posts followed[N 2] before promotion to the Suffragan Bishopic of Stepney, a post he held until transferring to the Deanery at Salisbury sixteen years later. A brilliant scholar[3] he died in 1978.


  1. ^ His grandfather was Bishop George Moberly and his father the Rev Canon Professor Robert Campbell Moberly > “Who was Who 1897-1990” London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ He was a protegé of Luke Paget


  1. ^ Ecclesiastical News New Bishop of Stepney (Official Appointments and Notices) The Times Wednesday, Nov 04, 1936; pg. 9; Issue 47523; col E
  2. ^ New Dean of Salisbury The Times, Monday, Mar 24, 1952; pg. 4; Issue 52268; col F
  3. ^ Former Bishop of Stepney and Dean of Salisbury The Times Tuesday, Sep 19, 1978; pg. 32; Issue 60410; col B

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Charles Curzon
Bishop of Stepney
1936 – 1952
Succeeded by
Joost de Blank
Preceded by
Henry Robins
Dean of Salisbury
1952 – 1960
Succeeded by
Kenneth Haworth