Charles Corfe

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The Right Reverend
Charles John Corfe
Province Canterbury
See Seoul
Appointed 1889
Installed 29 September 1890
Term ended 1905
Successor Arthur Turner
Orders
Ordination 1866
Consecration 1 November 1889
Rank Bishop
Personal details
Born 1843
Died 20 June 1921
Nationality English
Denomination Anglican
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Alma mater

Charles John Corfe (1843 – 20 June 1921)[1] was the inaugural Bishop in Korea from 1889.[2] Corfe was one of the four "Bible Clerks" educated as an undergraduate at All Souls College, Oxford.[3] After graduating [4] he had a brief spell teaching at St. Michael's College, Tenbury before being ordained in 1866. For the next 22 years he was a Royal Naval Chaplain.[5] In 1889 he was awarded an honorary DD on his appointment in Korea.[6] On his retirement he published an account of his pioneering efforts[7] entitled The Anglican Church in Corea.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bishop Corfe. (Obituaries) The Times Monday, 4 Jul 1921; pg. 16; Issue 42763; col C
  2. ^ CONSECRATION OF THREE BISHOPS: Reading, Derby and Corea (sic) The Times Saturday, 2 Nov 1889; pg. 9; Issue 32846; col C to 1904
  3. ^ History of the college
  4. ^ The Times, Friday, 16 Jun 1865; pg. 5; Issue 25213; col B University Intelligence
  5. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  6. ^ University Intelligence. Oxford, 16 Oct.. (Official Appointments and Notices) The Times Thursday, 17 Oct 1889; pg. 7; Issue 32832; col E
  7. ^ Details of book
  8. ^ Being documents ... issued by authority during the episcopate of the first Bishop of the Church of England in Corea between 1889 and 1905: Seoul, Hodge & Co, 1907
Church of England titles
New title Bishop in Korea
1889 – 1904
Succeeded by
Arthur Turner