Edward Etheridge

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The Rt Revd
Edward Harold Etheridge
Bishop of St John's
Church Anglican
Province Southern Africa
Diocese Diocese of St John's

The Rt Revd Edward Harold Etheridge(1872–1954) was the 4th Bishop of St John's in what was then known as Kaffraria and is now Mthatha.[1] Educated at Marlborough and Keble College, Oxford[2] he was ordained in 1895. He began his career with curacies at Kensington and Slough before emigrating to begin missionary work in Mashonaland. Subsequently, the area’s Archdeacon and additionally a Honorary Canon of St Mary's Cathedral in Salisbury (now Harare) he was elevated to the Episcopate in 1923 and served his mainly rural diocese for twenty years, followed by a further seven as Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Grahamstown. A “quiet, unassuming prelate devoted to his diocese” [3] he died on 16 September 1954.


  1. ^ The Times, Thursday, Dec 27, 1923; pg. 12; Issue 43533; col E New Bishop of St John’s
  2. ^ “Who was Who 1897-1990” London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Rt. Rev. E. H. Etheridge (Obituaries) The Times Tuesday, Sep 21, 1954; pg. 10; Issue 53042; col E
Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
Joseph Williams
Bishop of St John's
1923 – 1943
Succeeded by
Theodore Gibson