Arthur Chandler (bishop)

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The Right Reverend Arthur Chandler, DD, MA was Bishop of Bloemfontein[1] from 1902[2] until 1920.

Born in 1860, he was educated at Marlborough and University College, Oxford,[3] and ordained in 1883.[4] He began his career as Chaplain to Brasenose College, Oxford, where he was also tutor and elected a Fellow. Later, he was chaplain to the Bishop of Salisbury. He was Rector of Poplar from 1891 until late 1901 when he was appointed to the Episcopate.[5] He was enthroned in the Cathedral, Cape Town on 2 February 1902,[6] and arrived at his see shortly thereafter.

In November 1901 he received the honorary degree Doctor of Divinity (DD) from the University of Oxford.[7]

In retirement he lived in Petersfield,[8] where he died on 5 November 1939.[9]


  1. ^ Project Canterbury
  2. ^ Chronological History of the Diocese of the Free State
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897–2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  5. ^ Wits Historical Papers
  6. ^ "Ecclesiastical intelligence". The Times (36645). London. 23 December 1901. p. 4. 
  7. ^ "University intelligence". The Times (36605). London. 6 November 1901. p. 4. 
  8. ^ "A history of Christianity in Petersfield: the stories of the local churches": Petersfield, Petersfield Area Historical Society, 2001 Monograph No 4 ISSN 0262-5970
  9. ^ Obituary Bishop Chandler The Times Tuesday, Nov 07, 1939; pg. 10; Issue 48456; col D
Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
John Wale Hicks
Bishop of Bloemfontein
Succeeded by
Walter Julius Carey

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