Arthur Kitching (bishop)

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Arthur Leonard Kitching (18 August 1875 - 24 October 1960) was an Anglican missionary, bishop[1] and author.[2]

Kitching was educated at Highgate School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge.[3] He was ordained in 1899[4] and was after a curate at St Martin’s Birmingham begore going to Uganda as a Church Mission Society (CMS) missionary. He was at Acholi (1901 – 1904), Ngora (1908 – 1917), Mbale (1917 – 1918) and finally Jinja.[5] He was Archdeacon of Bukedi from 1915 to 1922 and examining chaplain and commissary to the Bishop of Uganda from then until his consecration as a bishop on the Upper Nile in 1926. He served in this position for 10 years before returning to England to be rector of All Saints’ Dorchester. He was Vicar of Holy Trinity, Fareham from 1938 to 1945 and Archdeacon of Portsmouth from then until 1952. He served as an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Portsmouth from 1939 to 1959 and died in 1960.[6]

Works[edit]

  • Outline Grammar of the Gang Language (1907)
  • On the Backwaters of the Nile (1912)
  • Handbook of the Ateso Language (1915)
  • Luganda Dictionary (1925)
  • New Testament into Ateso (1930)
  • From Darkness to Light (1935)

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives
  2. ^ Who was Who 1897-2007, London, A & C Black, 2007, ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ "Kitching, Arthur Leonard (KTCN894AL)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ "Ordinations: Worcester", The Times, 30 May 1899, p13
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1940-41, Oxford, OUP, 1941
  6. ^ "Obituary: Rt. Rev. A. L. Kitching", The Times, 26 October 1960, p15