JOYCE, GILBERT CUNNINGHAM (1866 - 1942), bishop

Name: Gilbert Cunningham Joyce
Date of birth: 1866
Date of death: 1942
Parent: Francis Hayward Joyce
Gender: Male
Occupation: bishop
Area of activity: Religion
Author: Thomas Iorwerth Ellis

Born 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 died 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.


Published date: 2001

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