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Robert William Haines Moline MC (20 October 1889 – 8 August 1979)[1] was an Anglican bishop.[2]

Moline was born at Sudbury, Suffolk (where his father was Rector)[3] and educated at The King's School, Canterbury[4] and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Decorated for World War I service with the Rifle Brigade,[5] he was made deacon on Trinity Sunday 1920 (30 May)[6] and ordained priest the following Trinity Sunday (22 May 1921), both times by Arthur Winnington-Ingram, Bishop of London, at St Paul's Cathedral.[7] He began his ministry with a curacy at St Matthew’s Bethnal Green[8] after which he joined the Brotherhood of St Barnabas in North Queensland.[1] He was its Warden from 1925 to 1927 and was the Archdeacon of the area until 1929. Returning to England he was Rector of North Cadbury then of Poplar. From 1940 until 1947 he was Vicar of St Paul's Knightsbridge when he became Archbishop of Perth,[9] a position he held until his retirement in 1962. He was consecrated a bishop on 25 April 1947, by Geoffrey Fisher, Archbishop of Canterbury, at Westminster Abbey;[10] he died at Coulsdon, Greater London.[11]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Moline, Robert William Haines. Who's Who. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 28 November 2019.  Closed access
  2. ADB
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  4. The Times, Friday, 2 May 1958; p. 12; Issue 54140; col D The King's School, Canterbury “The preacher at speech day will be the Most Rev R.W.H. Moline, Archbishop of Perth, an Old King’s Scholar”
  5. London Gazette
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  8. Church website
  9. Ecclesiastical News The New Archbishop Of Perth The Times Thursday, 1 May 1947; p. 7; Issue 50749; col E
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Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Henry Le Fanu
Archbishops of Perth
Succeeded by
George Appleton

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