Arthur Knight (bishop)

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Arthur Mesac Knight (9 July 1864 - 4 October 1939[1]) was the third Bishop of Rangoon.[2]

He was educated at Rossall and Pembroke College, Cambridge.[3] Ordained in 1890,[4] he was initially a Curate at St Andrew’s, Bishop Auckland[5] before becoming Fellow and Dean of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and a Lecturer in Divinity at the university. He was elevated to the Episcopate in 1903[6] and served for six years, afterwards becoming Warden of St Augustine’s Missionary College, Canterbury.[7] His last post was as Rector of Lyminge.[8]


  1. ^ Obituary Dr. A. M. Knight The Times Friday, Oct 06, 1939; pg. 10; Issue 48429; col D
  2. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "Knight, Arthur Mesac (KNT883AM)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ Ordinations. Durham The Times Thursday, Feb 20, 1890; pg. 13; Issue 32940; col F
  5. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  6. ^ “Christian Missions in Burma” Purser, WCB Westminster, SPG, 1911
  7. ^ Historic Canterbury
  8. ^ “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Miller Strachan
Bishop of Rangoon
1903 – 1909
Succeeded by
Rolleston Sterritt Fyffe