Mervyn Charles-Edwards

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The Rt Rev (Lewis) Mervyn Charles-Edwards, DD[1] was an Anglican Bishop [2] in the third quarter of the 20th century. Born on 6 April 1902 he was educated at Shrewsbury and Keble College, Oxford.[3] After this he studied for ordination at Lichfield Theological College followed by a Curacy at Christ Church, Tunstall.[4] He then held incumbencies at Marchington and Market Drayton before becoming Rural Dean of Hodnet then Newark.[5] An Honorary Chaplain to the King he was Vicar of St Martin in the Fields, London until his elevation to the Episcopate [6] in 1956, serving for 14 years. A Sub-Prelate of the Order of St John of Jerusalem[7] he died on 20 October 1983.[8] Mervyn fathered two children, David and Jill.


  1. ^ Portraits of Lewis Mervyn Charles-Edwards at the National Portrait Gallery, London
  2. ^ Two New Bishops Nominated Vicar Of St. Martin's For Worcester The Times Wednesday, Oct 26, 1955; pg. 8; Issue 53361; col E
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ Listed Buildings in Stoke-on-Trent and area
  5. ^ FindTarget
  6. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
  7. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  8. ^ The Right Rev L. M. Charles-Edwards Former Bishop of Worcester The Times Saturday, Oct 22, 1983; pg. 8; Issue 61670; col G
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Wilson Cash
Bishop of Worcester
1956 – 1970
Succeeded by
Robert Wilmer Woods

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