Charles Swainson

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Charles Anthony Swainson (1820–1887) was an English theologian, Norrisian and subsequently Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity, Master of Christ's College, Cambridge and a canon of Chichester.[1][a] His published works deal mainly with the Eastern liturgies and the creeds.



  1. ^ He should not be confused with the Reverend Charles Swainson MA, Rector of Old Charlton and author of A handbook of weather folk-lore; being a collection of proverbial sayings in various languages relating to the weather (1873) and Provincial names and folk lore of British birds (1885).


  1. ^ "Swainson, Charles Anthony (SWN837CA)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
James Cartmell
Master of Christ's College, Cambridge
Succeeded by
John Peile