Charles Lisle Carr

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Carr in 1922

Charles Lisle Carr (26 September 1871 – 20 May 1942) was an Anglican clergyman who served as the second bishop of the restored see of Coventry in the modern era and the 107th Bishop of Hereford in a long line stretching back to the 7th century.

Early life[edit]

Carr was born in Alnwick, Northumberland, the younger son of Robert Carr.[1] He was educated at Liverpool College, and St Catharine's, Cambridge,[1] to which college he was elected a Fellow in 1934.[2][3] After university he took Holy Orders at Ridley Hall, Cambridge and embarked on a varied clerical career that took him to many urban locations.[4]

Ecclesiastical career[edit]

Carr was curate of Aston-juxta-Birmingham, 1894–97; Redditch, 1897; Tutor of Ridley Hall, Cambridge, 1897–1902; Vicar of St Sepulchre, Cambridge, 1901–02; Vicar of St. Nicholas, Blundellsands, Liverpool, 1902–06;[5] Rector of Woolton, Liverpool, 1906–12; Vicar of Yarmouth 1912–20; Archdeacon of Norfolk, 1916–18; Archdeacon of Norwich, 1918–20; Vicar of Sheffield, 1920–22; Honorary Canon of Sheffield Cathedral, 1920; Archdeacon of Sheffield, 1920–22; Bishop of Coventry, 1922–31; Bishop of Hereford, 1931–41.[1]


Carr was married, at the Holy Sepulchre church, Cambridge, on 1 July 1902, to Isabel Wortley Drury, daughter of Thomas Drury, the principal of Ridley Hall.[6] They had one son.[1] Carr retired in 1941, dying the following February. His wife survived him by 22 years.[7]

Carr was an active Freemason in the City of Coventry [8]


  1. ^ a b c d "Carr, Rt Rev. Charles Lisle", Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2007, accessed 23 June 2012 (subscription required)
  2. ^ "University News: College Elections At Cambridge", The Times, 21 June 1934, p. 16
  3. ^ "Carr, Charles Lisle (CR889CL)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ Obituary, The Times, 4 February 1942, p. 7
  5. ^ "Ecclesiastical intelligence". The Times (36732). London. 3 April 1902. p. 5. 
  6. ^ "Marriages". The Times (36810). London. 3 July 1902. p. 1. 
  7. ^ "Death of Mrs Isabel Carr", The Times, 5 November 1964, p. 14
  8. ^ " Famous Coventry Freemasons"
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Sidney Pelham
Archdeacon of Norfolk
Succeeded by
George Martius MacDermott
Preceded by
Frederick Brooke Westcott
Archdeacon of Norwich
Preceded by
Herbert Gresford Jones
Archdeacon of Sheffield
Succeeded by
John Russell Darbyshire
Preceded by
Huyshe Wolcott Yeatman-Biggs
Bishop of Coventry
Succeeded by
Mervyn George Haigh
Preceded by
Martin Linton Smith
Bishop of Hereford
Succeeded by
Richard Godfrey Parsons