Edward Bidwell

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The Rt Rev. Dr. Bidwell, Lord Bishop of Ontario unveiled the Memorial Arch at the Royal Military College of Canada on 15 June 1924

The Rt Rev.Edward John Bidwell was a former Bishop of Ontario.[1]

He was born into an ecclesiastical family[2] on 26 November 1866 and educated at Bradfield and Wadham College, Oxford. Ordained in 1892 he was successively headmaster of the Preparatory School, Leamington College and then the Cathedral Grammar School, Peterborough. In 1903 he emigrated to Canada to be headmaster of Bishop's College School, Lennoxville before being appointed Dean of Ontario in 1909, a post he held for eight years[3] until he ascended to the Episcopate. He died on 11 August 1941.[4]


  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975/6 Lambeth, Church House Publishing 0108153674
  2. ^ His father was the Rev George Bidwell, sometime Rector of Simpson, Bucks - “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ From 1913 he was also Coadjutor bishop with the title of Bishop of Kingston Who was Who (ibid)
  4. ^ The Times, Friday, Aug 15, 1941; pg. 7; Issue 49005; col G Obituary The Rt Rev E.J. Bidwell
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Lennox Mills
Bishop of Ontario
1917 – 1926
Succeeded by
Charles Allen Seager