Basil Batty

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Basil Staunton Batty OBE (12 May 1873 – 19 March 1952) was an Anglican suffragan bishop in the 20th century.[1]

Basil Batty was born into an ecclesiastical family on 12 May 1873: his father, William Edmund Batty, was Vicar of St John's, Walham Green.[2] After education at St Paul’s and Selwyn College, Cambridge,[2] Batty began his ordained ministry[3] as a curate at St Clement's, York.[4] Following this he was Vicar of Medmenham, then Rector of South Hackney. Further incumbencies followed at St Gabriel's, Warwick Square,[5] and Christ Church, Mayfair.[6] He was also Rector of St Anne and St Agnes, Gresham Street.[1] In 1926 he was ordained to the episcopate as the first Bishop of Fulham,[7] a post he was to hold until 1947. A noted Europhile,[8] he died on 19 March 1952.[9]


  1. ^ a b Who was Who 1897-1990, London, A & C Black, 1991. ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ a b "Batty, Basil Staunton (BTY891BS)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ The Times, Monday, Sep 28, 1896; pg. 9; Issue 35007; col F Ordinations. York.
  4. ^ St Clement's York website
  5. ^ Church details
  6. ^ Worship details
  7. ^ The Times, 20 March 1952; pg. 6; Issue 52265; col D, Bishop B.S. Batty First Bishop Of Fulham
  8. ^ Papers within The national Archive
  9. ^ Obituary Bishop B.S. Batty First Bishop Of Fulham, The Times, 20 March 1952; pg. 6; Issue 52265; col D

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Fulham
1926 – 1947
Succeeded by
William Marshall Selwyn