Christopher Augustine Reynolds

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Christopher Augustine Reynolds (1834–1893) was a Roman Catholic clergyman who became the first Archbishop of Adelaide, Australia.[1][2]

Born in Dublin, Ireland on 25 July 1834[3] or 11 August 1834, he was ordained to the priesthood on 20 April 1860. Thirteen years later, he was appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Adelaide by the Holy See on 25 May 1873, and consecrated to the Episcopate on 28 November 1873. The principal consecrator was Archbishop John Bede Polding of Sydney, and the principal co-consecrators were Bishop Daniel Murphy of Hobart, Bishop Matthew Quinn of Bathurst, and Bishop James Murray of Maitland. Reynolds became the first Archbishop of Adelaide when the See was elevated to an archdiocese on 10 May 1887.[1][2]

He died in office on 12 June 1893, aged 58.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c "Archbishop Christopher Augustine Reynolds". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 17 October 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Bickerton, Ian J. (1976). "Reynolds, Christopher Augustine (1834 - 1893)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 18 October 2010. 
  3. ^ "A Summary of his Life". Southern Cross (Adelaide, SA : 1889 - 1954). Adelaide, SA: National Library of Australia. 16 June 1893. p. 7. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Laurence Bonaventure Sheil
Bishop of Adelaide
Title elevated
New title Archbishop of Adelaide
Succeeded by
John O'Reilly