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JOYCE , GILBERT CUNNINGHAM ( 1866 - 1942 ), bishop ;

b. 7 April 1866 , third son of Francis Hayward Joyce , vicar of Harrow-on-the-Hill . He was educated at Harrow School , and was a Scholar of Brasenose College , Oxford , obtaining a first class in Classical Moderations ( 1886 ) and in Lit.Hum. ( 1888 ). He took his B.A. in 1888 , M.A. in 1892 , B.D. in 1904 , and D.D. in 1909 . After studying in Germany he was ordained deacon in 1892 by Bishop Lewis of Llandaff , and was sub-warden of St. Michael's College , Aberdare , from 1892 to 1896 , receiving priest's orders in 1893 . From 1897 to 1916 he was Warden of St. Deiniol's Library , Hawarden , and from 1916 to 1922 Principal of St. David's College , Lampeter . He held a canonry in St. Asaph Cathedral from 1907 to 1914 , and was chancellor from 1914 to 1927 . After a year as archdeacon of St. David's , he was consecrated Bishop of Monmouth on 30 November 1928 ; he relinquished his see in 1940 , and d. at Tenby. 22 July 1942 . He was buried at Tenby .

Joyce took a leading part in the life of the Church in Wales , and his counsel was also eagerly sought in educational movements. He was Pro-Chancellor of the University of Wales (which conferred on him the honorary degree of LL.D. in 1937 ) from 1934 to 1941 , and President of the Welsh National School of Medicine from 1931 to 1937 . He published The Inspiration of Prophecy ( 1910 ), and contributed to Hastings Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics , etc.

Sources:

  • The Times , 23 July 1942 ;
  • Crockford's Clerical Directory ;
  • Who was who? ;
  • personal knowledge.

Author:

Thomas Iorwerth Ellis, M.A., (1899-1970), Aberystwyth

Published date: 2001