Edward Parry (Bishop of Dover)
Parry was educated at Rugby School and Balliol College, Oxford and began his ordained ministry as a curate in Norham. After time as chaplain to the Bishop of London, Archibald Campbell Tait, he became Rural Dean of Ealing. In 1869 he was appointed Archdeacon of Canterbury and on the Feast of the Annunciation, 25 March 1870, was consecrated the fourth Bishop of Dover (suffragan bishop inf the Diocese of Canterbury), 273 years after the death of the third bishop. A monument to him is in Canterbury Cathedral. In 1882 he was chosen by the Australian bishops to succeed the late Frederic Barker as Bishop of Sydney and Metropolitan of Australia, but he declined the nomination.
Parry's sons, Edward and Sydney were, respectively, Bishop of Guyana (1900–1921) & Archbishop of the West Indies (1917–1921), and a senior British civil servant. Sydney wrote the article about his father in the Dictionary of National Biography.
- "The Late Bishop Of Dover", The Times, 16 April 1890, p. 9.
- Mennell, Philip (1892). " Parry, Right Rev. Edward". The Dictionary of Australasian Biography. London: Hutchinson & Co. Wikisource
- The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory, London, Hamilton & Co 1889
- F. S. Parry, ‘Parry, Edward (1830–1890)’, rev. H. C. G. Matthew, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 31 Dec 2008
- "Church news: col. 4, The Suffragan Bishop of Dover (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#373). 1 April 1870. p. 143. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 25 June 2016. (Subscription required (. ))
- Faith, History and Practice of the Church of England, W.E. Eaton, London, Hodder & Stoughton, 1957
- Photo of monument
- Who was Who 1897-1990, London, A & C Black, 1991, ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
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