Edward Norman (bishop)

Sir Edward Kinsella Norman KBE DSO MC (14 September 1916 – 8 March 1987) was a New Zealand Anglican bishop.


Norman was born in Napier in 1916.[1] His theological education at Auckland University (then still Auckland College of the University of New Zealand) was interrupted by the Second World War.[1][2] He was awarded the Military Cross personally by General Freyberg in the Volturno Valley, Italy on 12 January 1944.[3] In the later stages of the Second World War, he was commander of the 25th Battalion, 2nd New Zealand Division.[4]

In 1948 Norman was ordained and was a curate in Berwick-on-Tweed; he later became vicar of Waiwhetu. After further incumbencies at Levin, Tauranga and Karori he became Archdeacon of Wellington in 1969[5] and the diocesan bishop in 1973. He died on 8 March 1987.[6]

In the 1984 Queen's Birthday Honours, Norman was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire.[7]


  1. ^ a b Cenotaph Details
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897–2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ General Freyberg congratulating Lieutenant Colonel E K Norman on being awarded the Military Cross. Alexander Turnbull Library.
  4. ^ Puttick 1960, p. 641.
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975–76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  6. ^ Blain, Michael (2002). Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul: A History, 1840–2001. Wellington: Victoria University Press. ISBN 0-86473-428-X
  7. ^ London Gazette (supplement), No. 49769, 15 June 1984. Retrieved 6 February 2013.


Church of England titles
Preceded by
Henry Baines
Bishop of Wellington
Succeeded by
Brian Davis