Ronald Ramsay

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Ronald Erskine Ramsay was the first Suffragan Bishop of Malmesbury, with the additional title of Archdeacon of Swindon, from 1927 until 1946.

He was born on 4 November 1882 [1] and educated at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. Ordained in 1909 his first post was a curacy in Lozells. Later Warden of the Clifton College Mission, he served during World War I as a chaplain to the Forces. Following this he was Clerical Secretary to the Bristol Board of Finance until his ordination to the episcopate. A man of deep compassion,[2] he retired in 1946[3] and died on 26 March 1954.[4]


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ Grateful Society president
  3. ^ Ecclesiastical News Bishop Of Malmesbury to retire The Times Thursday, Aug 29, 1946; pg. 6; Issue 50542; col B
  4. ^ Obituary- Bishop R. E. Ramsay The Times Saturday, Mar 27, 1954; pg. 8; Issue 52891; col D
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Malmesbury
1927 –1946
Succeeded by
Ivor Watkins