Roger Morris (bishop)

The Right Reverend
Roger Morris
Bishop of Colchester
Diocese Diocese of Chelmsford
In office 25 July 2014–present
Predecessor Christopher Morgan
Other posts Archdeacon of Worcester (2008–2014)
Ordination 1994
Consecration 25 July 2014
Personal details
Born (1968-07-18) 18 July 1968
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Sally
Children 2 daughters
Education Imperial College, London
Trinity College, Cambridge

Roger Anthony Brett Morris (born 18 July 1968) is the area Bishop of Colchester in the Church of England Diocese of Chelmsford. He was previously the Archdeacon of Worcester.[1] It was announced on 2 May 2014 that Morris was to be consecrated as the next Bishop of Colchester on 25 July 2014 at St Paul's Cathedral.[2]

Morris was educated at Imperial College, London[3] and Trinity College, Cambridge and ordained in 1994.[4] After a curacy in Northleach he was the incumbent at Sevenhampton from 1996 to 2003; and then Director of Parish Development and Evangelism for the Diocese of Coventry from then until his archdeacon’s appointment.[5]

Morris is married to Sally, a headteacher in a secondary school and a Minister in Secular Employment (MSE). They have two teenage daughters. Morris 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 two dogs.[6]


  1. Diocesan Web Site
  2. Diocese of Worcester – Archdeacon of Worcester to become Bishop of Colchester (Accessed 2 May 2014)
  3. Crockfords (London, Church House, 1995) ISBN 0-7151-8088-6
  4. "Morris, Ven. Roger Anthony Brett", Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 31 May 2013
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Joy Tetley
Archdeacon of Worcester
Succeeded by
Robert Jones
Preceded by
Christopher Morgan
Area Bishop of Colchester
25 July 2014–present
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