Basil Roberts

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Basil Coleby Roberts DD MA (Cantab)[1] (23 September 1887- 3 February 1957)[2] was an Anglican bishop[3] in the first half of the 20th century.[4]

Born into a clerical family,[5] he was educated at Marlborough College and Pembroke College, Cambridge. Ordained in 1912,[6] his first post was as a Curate at St Jude’s, Salterhebble.[7] He was a Lecturer at St Augustine’s College, Canterbury from 1913 to 1922.[8] He was Chaplain of Selangor[9] from 1922 to 1927[10] when he became Bishop of Singapore,[11] a post he held until 1940. The following year he became Warden of St Augustine’s[12] and an Assistant Bishop of Canterbury.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives
  2. ^ The Times, Tuesday, Feb 05, 1957; pg. 10; Issue 53757; col E The Rt. Rev. B. C. Roberts
  3. ^ Diocese of West Malaysia
  4. ^ Janus
  5. ^ His father was Henry Eugene Roberts >“Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  6. ^ ”The Clergy List” London, Kelly’s, 1913
  7. ^ Calderdale Companion
  8. ^ Malaysian Saturday Post
  9. ^ CSCA SPG Archives
  10. ^ Singapore Diocesan Magazine Vol. XXVI No. 94 Archived July 10, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  11. ^ The Bishopric Of Singapore The Times Tuesday, Aug 02, 1927; pg. 12; Issue 44649; col B
  12. ^ The Times, Thursday, Feb 20, 1941; pg. 7; Issue 48855; col C Ecclesiastical News Church Appointments
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Charles James Ferguson-Davie
Bishop of Singapore
1927 – 1940
Succeeded by
John Leonard Wilson