Arthur Williams (bishop)

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Arthur Acheson Williams was the 2nd Bishop of Tinnevelly in the last decades of the 19th century and the first two of the 20th.

He was born in 1848, educated at Trinity College, Dublin[1] and ordained in 1870. He was then held curacies at Bromley and St John the Evangelist, Penge.[2] Emigrating to India he became Chaplain of St George’s Cathedral, Madras and then the incumbent at Vellore.[3] His last post before elevation to the Episcopate was as Archdeacon of Madras.[4]


  1. ^ “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ Details of church
  3. ^ St John’s, Vellore Archived 9 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "A History of the Church of England in India Since the Early Days of the East India Company" Chatterton, E:London: SPCK, 1924
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Samuel Morley
Bishop of Tinnevelly
1905 – 1914
Succeeded by
Edward Waller