Robert Hamilton Moberly

This article is about the bishop. For his father the theologian, see Robert Moberly (priest).

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
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

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