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Suffragan Bishop of Colchester: Roger Anthony Brett Morris

The Queen has approved the nomination of the Venerable Roger Anthony Brett Morris to the Suffragan See of Colchester.

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The Queen has approved the nomination of the Venerable Roger Anthony Brett Morris, BSc ARCS MA, Archdeacon of Worcester, in the Diocese of Worcester, to the Suffragan See of Colchester, in the Diocese of Chelmsford, in succession to the Right Reverend Christopher Heudebourck Morgan, BA, MTh, on his resignation on 31 July 2013.

The Venerable Roger Anthony Brett Morris

The Venerable Roger Morris (aged 45), studied at Imperial College, London, and then at Trinity College Cambridge. He trained for the ministry at Ridley Hall, Cambridge. He served his first curacy at Northleach with Hampnett and Farmington; Cold Aston with Turkdean and Notgrove in the Diocese of Gloucester from 1993 to 1996. He was then Rector of Sevenhampton with Charlton Abbotts, Hawling and Whittington; Dowdeswell with Andoversford, The Shiptons, Salperton; and Withington. From 2003 to 2008 he was Diocesan Director of Parish Development and Evangelism in Coventry Diocese. Since 2008 he has been the Archdeacon of Worcester.

Roger is married to Sally, a Deputy Headteacher in a secondary school and a Minister in Secular Employment (MSE). They have 2 teenage daughters. Roger stage-manages the Canopy Stage (previously ‘The Performance Café’) at the annual Greenbelt Christian Arts Festival. His interests include popular music, films, supporting Bristol Rovers and walking the family’s 2 dogs.

Published 2 May 2014