Thomas Drury (bishop)

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Thomas Drury
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Reference style The Right Reverend
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Religious style Bishop

Thomas Wortley Drury (12 September 1847 – 12 February 1926) was an Anglican bishop[1][2] who later served as Master of St Catharine's College, Cambridge.

Drury was educated at King William's College and Christ's College, Cambridge.[3] Ordained in 1871,[4] his first post was as a curate at Braddan, after which he was Mathematical Master of King William's College (his old school). Following this he was rector of Holy Trinity Church, Chesterfield[5] then Principal of the Church Missionary College in Islington. Between 1899 to 1907 he was Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge when he was ordained to the episcopate as the Bishop of Sodor and Man,[6] a post he held for four years. In 1911 he was translated to become the Bishop of Ripon.[7] A Sub-Prelate of the Order of St John of Jerusalem, he died at the Master’s Lodge at St Catharine's.[8]


  1. National SArchives
  2. "Who was Who" 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. "Drury, Thomas Wortley (DRRY866TW)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  5. Church website
  6. Principal Manx Events of 1907
  7. New Bishop Of Ripon. Translation Of The Bishop Of Sodor And Man The Times Tuesday, Nov 14, 1911; pg. 6; Issue 39742; col G
  8. Obituary Dr. T. W. Drury. Bishop And Cambridge Head The Times Saturday, Feb 13, 1926; pg. 7; Issue 44195; col F
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Norman Dumenil Straton
Bishop of Sodor and Man
1907 – 1911
Succeeded by
James Denton Thompson
Preceded by
William Boyd Carpenter
Bishop of Ripon
1911 – 1920
Succeeded by
Thomas Banks Strong
Academic offices
Preceded by
Claude Hermann Walter Johns
Master of St Catharine's College, Cambridge
Succeeded by
Frederick Margetson Rushmore