|Bishop of Grahamstown|
|In office||1899 – 1915|
|Born||9 October 1842|
|Died||14 July 1936(aged 93)|
Cornish was born to Charles Lewis Cornish (then Dean of Exeter College, Oxford) and Eleanor Monro in London, England on 9 October 1842. He was educated at Uppingham and Exeter College, Oxford, where he graduated with an MA and DD He also earned an MA from the University of Cape Town.
He married Mary Randall in Bristol in 1867.
Cornish was ordained in 1870. After a curacy at St George’s, Bristol Cornish held incumbencies at St Peter and St Paul, South Petherton and St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol. In 1899, he was appointed Bishop of Grahamstown, a post he held for 16 years.
He died on 14 July 1936.
- Quiet Days. By the Author of "Præparatio," Etc. With a Preface by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Grahamstown [i.e. Charles E. Cornish]. London, Oxford. 1909.
- Charge Delivered to the Clergy of the Diocese of Grahamstown ... July 3rd, 1902, and Charge Delivered to the Synod ... July 5th, 1902, Etc. Grahamstown: Grocott & Sherry. 1902.
Notes and references
- Anon, The Clerical Guide or Ecclesiastical Directory, London, John Phillips, 1900
- Grahamstown Cathedral Union
- Wills 2006, p. 82.
- "New Bishop Of Grahamstown". Sheffield Daily Telegraph. 27 February 1899. Retrieved 2014-09-07 – via British Newspaper Archive.
- Gould 1924, p. xviii.
- "The Right Rev. C. E. Cornish Former Bishop Of Grahamstown". The Times (47428). July 16, 1936. p. 18 col B.
- Walter H. Wills; David Saffery (2006). The Anglo-African Who's Who and Biographical Sketchbook, 1907. Jeppestown Press. ISBN 978-0-9553936-3-1.
- Charles Gould (1924). Grahamstown Cathedral: A Guide and Short History. Grahamstown Diocesan Registry.
|Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles|
| Bishop of Grahamstown