Arthur Butler (bishop)

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Arthur Hamilton Butler MBE was an Irish bishop in the Church of Ireland in the second half of the 20th century.[1]

Born on 8 March 1912 and educated at Friars School, Bangor [2] and Trinity College, Dublin, he was ordained in 1936 and began his career as a curate at Monkstown, County Dublin.[3] London curacies at Christ Church, Crouch End and Holy Trinity, Brompton were followed by six years as Army Chaplain. In 1945 he returned to Monkstown as incumbent, a post he held until his ordination to the episcopate as the 10th Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry in 1958.[4] He was translated to be Bishop of Connor in 1969[5] and retired in 1981. He died 6 July 1991.


  1. ^ "A New History of Ireland" Moody, T.M; Martin, F.X; Byrne, F.J; Cosgrove, F; Oxford:Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-821745-5
  2. ^ "Who was Who" 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1940-41 Oxford, OUP, 1941
  4. ^ The Times, Thursday, 10 Apr 1958; pg. 10; Issue 54121; col D New Bishop Of Tuam
  5. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, revised ed.). Cambridge: CUP. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
John Winthrop Crozier
Bishop of Tuam, Killala and Achonry
1957 – 1969
Succeeded by
John Coote Duggan
Preceded by
Robert Cyril Hamilton Glover Elliott
Bishop of Connor
1969 – 1981
Succeeded by
William John McCappin