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Charles Cornish

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

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


  • Early life 1
  • Church career 2
  • Publications 3
  • Notes and references 4
  • External links 5

Early life

Cornish was born to Rev Charles Lewis Cornish and Eleanor Monro in London, England on 9 October. 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 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]


  • Quiet Days. By the Author of "Præparatio," Etc. With a Preface by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Grahamstown [i.e. Charles E. Cornish].. London, Oxford. 1909. 
  • Charge Delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Grahamstown ... July 3rd, 1902, and Charge Delivered to the Synod ... July 5th, 1902, Etc.  

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  
  5. ^ Gould 1924, p. xviii.
  6. ^ "The Right Rev. C. E. Cornish Former Bishop Of Grahamstown".  
  • Walter H. Wills; David Saffery (2006). The Anglo-African Who's Who and Biographical Sketchbook, 1907. Jeppestown Press.  
  • Charles Gould (1924). Grahamstown Cathedral: A Guide and Short History. Grahamstown Diocesan Registry. 

External links

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