Mortimer was educated at St Edward's School, Oxford and Keble College in the same city. He was ordained in 1927 and was a curate at St Mary's Redcliffe, Bristol. He then became a lecturer in canon law and then the Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at the University of Oxford before his ordination to the episcopate as the Bishop of Exeter in 1949. He held this position for 24 years.
- "Obituary: The Right Rev Robert Mortimer Former Bishop of Exeter", The Times, 13 September 1976, p16.)
- "New Bishop of Exeter", The Times, 11 February 1949, p4.
- “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
- Church Web Site
- "University News", The Times, 11 February 1944, p7.
- National Archives
- Among other books he wrote Gambling (1933), Origins of Private Penance (1939), The Elements of Moral Theology (1947), Marriage in Church and State (1947), Christian Ethics (1950), The Duties of a Churchman (1951) and Western Canon Law (1953).
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