Charles Cornish

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The Right Reverend
Charles Edward Cornish
Bishop of Grahamstown
Church Anglican
Diocese Grahamstown
In office 1899 – 1915
Ordination 1870
Consecration 1899
Personal details
Born 9 October 1842
Died 14 July 1936

Charles Edward Cornish (1842–1936) was an Anglican Bishop in the late nineteenth[1] and early twentieth centuries.[2]

Early life

Cornish was born to the Revd Charles Lewis Cornish and Eleanor Monro in London, England on 9 October 1842. He was educated at Uppingham and Exeter College, Oxford, where he graduated with a M.A and D.D. He also earned a M.A. from the University of Cape Town.[3]

He married Mary Randall in Bristol in 1867.

Church career

Cornish was ordained in 1870. After a curacy at St George’s, Bristol Cornish held incumbencies at St Peter and St Paul, South Petherton and St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol. In 1899 he was appointed Bishop of Grahamstown,[4] a post he held for 16 years.[5]

He died on 14 July 1936.[6]


Notes and references

  1. Anon, The Clerical Guide or Ecclesiastical Directory, London, John Phillips, 1900
  2. Grahamstown Cathedral Union
  3. Wills 2006, p. 82.
  4. "New Bishop Of Grahamstown". Sheffield Daily Telegraph. 27 February 1899. Retrieved 2014-09-07 – via British Newspaper Archive.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Gould 1924, p. xviii.
  6. "The Right Rev. C. E. Cornish Former Bishop Of Grahamstown". The Times (47428). July 16, 1936. p. 18 col B.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
Alan Becher Webb
Bishop of Grahamstown
1899 –1915
Succeeded by
Francis Robinson Phelps