Samuel Marsden (bishop)

Samuel Edward Marsden (1832, Sydney – 15 October 1912, Clifton, Bristol) was an Anglican bishop. He was the first Bishop of Bathurst.

Marsden was born into a clerical family: his grandfather was the Rev. Samuel Marsden, formerly senior chaplain at Parramatta. He came to England as a boy and was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1855. Ordained in 1855, his first positions were curacies within the Diocese of Hereford. From 1861 to 1869 he was Vicar of Bengeworth when he was ordained to the episcopate. Widely praised for his "helpful teaching, sympathy and liberal gifts", he resigned his post in 1885. Returning to England, he continued to serve as an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Gloucester. After his death a memorial was erected to his memory in St. Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney.