Charles Plumb

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Charles Edward Plumb (1864–1930) was an Anglican priest in the first third of the 20th century.[1]

Plumb was educated at the Royal Grammar School Worcester and Magdalen College, Oxford. He was ordained in 1881.[2] After curacies in West Bromwich and Witney[3] he was a Tutor at St Aidan’s College, Birkenhead, and then Principal of St Stephen's House, Oxford. During this time he was also Chaplain of his old college.[4] From 1904 to 1908 he was Provost of St Ninian's Cathedral, Perth,[5] when he ascended to the Episcopate as the 4th Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane.[6] He died in post on 26 November 1930.[7]


  1. ^ ”The Clergy List”London, Kelly’s, 1913
  2. ^ The Times, Monday, Sep 23, 1889; pg. 8; Issue 32811; col D Ordinations Lichfield
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ The Times, Tuesday, Jul 27, 1897; pg. 11; Issue 35266; col E University Intelligence. Oxford, July 26
  5. ^ ”Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000” Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8
  6. ^ Ecclesiastical Intelligence. New Bishop Of Glasgow. The Times Wednesday, Dec 09, 1903; pg. 7; Issue 37259; col D
  7. ^ Bishop Plumb A Wise Leader The Times Thursday, Nov 27, 1930; pg. 20; Issue 45681; col D
Church of England titles
Preceded by
George Grub
Provost of St Ninian’s Cathedral, Perth
1904 – 1908
Succeeded by
Patrick Murray Smythe
Preceded by
George Howard Wilkinson
Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane
1908 – 1924
Succeeded by
Edward Thomas Scott Reid
Academic offices
Preceded by
Hugh Currie
Principal of St Stephen's House, Oxford
Succeeded by
George Bown