Charles Cornish

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Charles Cornish
Bishop of Grahamstown
In office1899 – 1915
Personal details
Born(1842-10-09)9 October 1842
Died14 July 1936(1936-07-14) (aged 93)

Charles Edward Cornish (9 October 1842 – 14 July 1936) was an Anglican Bishop in the late nineteenth[1] and early twentieth centuries.[2]

Early life[edit]

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.[3]

He married Mary Randall in Bristol in 1867.

Church career[edit]

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,[4] a post he held for 16 years.[5]

He died on 14 July 1936.[6]


  • 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[edit]

  1. ^ Anon, The Clerical Guide or Ecclesiastical Directory, London, John Phillips, 1900
  2. ^ Grahamstown Cathedral Union
  3. ^ Wills 2006, p. 82.
  4. ^ "New Bishop Of Grahamstown". Sheffield Daily Telegraph. 27 February 1899. Retrieved 2014-09-07 – via British Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ Gould 1924, p. xviii.
  6. ^ "The Right Rev. C. E. Cornish Former Bishop Of Grahamstown". The Times (47428). July 16, 1936. p. 18 col B.

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Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
Allan Webb
Bishop of Grahamstown
1899 –1915
Succeeded by
Francis Phelps