Handley Carr Glyn Moule, DD (born Fordington, Dorchester, 23 December 1841; died 8 May 1920, Cambridge) was an evangelical Anglican theologian, writer, poet, and Bishop of Durham from 1901-1920.
Moule was schooled at home before entering Trinity College, Cambridge in 1860, where he graduated BA in 1864. He was elected a Fellow of Trinity in 1865, and became an assistant master at Marlborough College before he was ordained deacon in 1867 and priest in 1868. From 1867 he was his father's curate at Fordington, Dorset, with a stint of five years as Dean of Trinity College 1873-1877. In 1880 he became the first principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge, and then in 1899 became Norrisian Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, until his appointment as Bishop of Durham in September 1901. He was consecrated as Bishop in York Minister 18 October 1901.
Moule was active in the Higher Life movement and was one of the speakers at the inaugural Keswick Convention. He is buried in St Cuthbert's Cemetery, Durham.
Moule was an Honorary Chaplain to Queen Victoria from December 1898 until her death in January 1901, then an Honorary Chaplain to King Edward VII for a couple of months until he was appointed bishop. In November 1901 he was elected an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford, where he had been a Professorial Fellow previously, and in December 1901 he received the degree Doctor of Divinity (DD) by diploma from the University of Durham.
Handley Moule was the eighth and final son of Henry Moule (1801–1880), an inventor and the vicar of Fordington for over 50 years. Handley was named after his godfathers Augustus Handley, a minister at Fordington, and Rev. Carr John Glyn (father of General John P. C. Glyn). His brothers George Evans Moule and Arthur Evans Moule were missionaries in China, and another brother, Charles Walter Moule, was president of Corpus Christi. Two more brothers, Horatio Mosley Moule and artist Henry Joseph Moule are chiefly remembered as friends of novelist Thomas Hardy, who was well known to the Moule family. Moule's grand-nephew C. F. D. Moule was a notable theologian.
Handley Moule married Harriet Mary Elliott (1844-1914) (called "Mary") in 1881; they had two children, Mary "Tesie" Moule (1882–1905) and Isabel Catherine Moule (1884–1959). In 1907 Moule published a memoir on Mary's short life entitled The School of Suffering.
Moule was a New Testament scholar who wrote over 60 books and pamphlets. He also wrote poems on religious subjects; he won the Seatonian Prize at Cambridge for sacred poetry 1869-1873 and again in 1876. He published at least two volumes of poetry in his lifetime, in addition to the prizewinning pieces. He wrote a number of hymns, of which "Lord and Savior, True and Kind" is probably the best known.
This is an incomplete list of Handley Moule's published works. Some of these have been reprinted in recent years; some are available as e-books for the Kindle and other readers.
Munden, A. F. (September 2004; online edn, May 2006). "Moule, Handley Carr Glyn (1841 - 1920)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2010-03-15. Check date values in:
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