Charles Reichel

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The Most Rev[1] Charles Parsons Reichel, DD, MA was an Anglican Bishop and author [2] in the 19th century.[3]
He was born in 1816,[4] educated at Trinity College, Dublin and ordained in 1847.[5] After a curacy at St. Mary's Church, Dublin he was Professor of Latin at Queen's College, Belfast [6] from 1850 to 1864. A son, Sir Harry Reichel, was the first Principal of the University College of North Wales, Bangor, and a Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales. During his career he held incumbencies at Trim, Mullingar and Clonmacnoise. He was Dean of Clonmacnoise from 1882 to 1885 before being consecrated Bishop of Meath in 1885, a position he held until his death on 29 March 1894.[7]


  1. Despite his title he is not an Archbishop but by tradition the Premier Bishop of Ireland > Debrett’s Correct Form Montague-Smith,P(Ed): London, Debrett’s,1992 ISBN 0-7472-0658-9
  2. Amongst others he wrote "Sermons on the Prayer Book", 1857, "Tracts on the Ordinal ", 1872 and "The origins of Christianity", 1882 > British Library web site accessed 12:18 GMT Thursday 15 April 2010
  3. "A New History of Ireland" Moody,T.M;Martin,F.X;Byrne,F.J;Cosgrove,F:By Theodore William Moody, Francis X. Martin, Francis John Byrne, Art Cosgrove: Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-821745-5
  4. A History of Pudsey
  5. "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  6. "History of the Diocese of Meath" Healy,J:Dublin, Association for promoting Christian Knowledge, 1908
  7. Obituary The Bishop Of Meath The Times Friday, 30 March 1894; pg. 8; Issue 34225; col A
Religious titles
Preceded by
William Connyngham Plunkett
Bishop of Meath
1885 – 1894
Succeeded by
Joseph Ferguson Peacocke