Cecil Boutflower

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Cecil Henry Boutflower /ˈbflaʊər/[1] (1863–1942) was an Anglican bishop[2] who served both at home and abroad.

He was born into a distinguished clerical family[3] at Brathay, Windermere in 1863 and educated at Uppingham and Christ Church, Oxford. Ordained in 1887[4] he began his career with a Curacy at St Mary, South Shields[5] and was then successively Chaplain to the Bishop of Durham, Vicar (then Archdeacon) of Barrow-in-Furness before ascending to the Episcopate, where he was to serve in three posts until retirement.[6]

A staunch advocate of missionary service,[7] he married late in life[8] and died on 19 March 1942.


  1. ^ G.M. Miller, BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names (Oxford UP, 1971), p. 19.
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ His father The Ven Samuel Peach Boutflower was a former Archdeacon of Carlisle and his brother The Rev Douglas Samuel Boutflower was Rural Dean of Easington- “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ Ordinations. York. (Official Appointments and Notices) The Times Tuesday, Dec 20, 1887; pg. 13; Issue 32260; col C
  5. ^ Details of Parish Register
  6. ^ The Times, Wednesday, Aug 02, 1933; pg. 12; Issue 46512; col C Retirement of the Suffragan Bishop Of Southampton
  7. ^ The Times, Friday, Mar 20, 1942; pg. 7; Issue 49189; col E Obituary Dr CH Boutflower
  8. ^ In 1933, Joyce Segar Who was Who (Ibid)
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Dorking
1905 – 1909
Succeeded by
Preceded by
William Awdry
Bishop of South Tokyo
1909 – 1921
Succeeded by
Samuel Heaslett
Preceded by
James Macarthur
Bishop of Southampton
Succeeded by
Arthur Baillie Lumsdaine Karney