Edwin Knowles

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Edwin Knowles
Born (1874-06-07)7 June 1874
Died 27 October 1962(1962-10-27) (aged 88)
Title Bishop of Qu'Appelle

Edwin Hubert Knowles (7 June 1874 – 27 October 1962) was an Anglican bishop[1] in the second quarter of the 20th century.

Knowles was born at Koskelle Estate, Badulla, in British Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) on 7 June 1874,[2] the son of Edwin Knowles and his wife, Martha Jane Bassett.

His father died at sea, near Aden, on a voyage from England to Ceylon, on 11 July 1879.[3]

He came to Canada with his mother and siblings in 1891 and was educated at the University of Manitoba, where he graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Laws.[4]

He was ordained deacon in the Church of England in Canada in 1905 and priest in 1906 by the Bishop of Qu'Appelle.[5]

He served as curate (1905–1906) and rector (1906–1909) of Buffalo Lake; Incumbent of Kamsack (1909–1911); Diocesan Secretary (1911–1935); Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Qu’Appelle (1909–1935); Canon of the Pro-Cathedral Church of St. Peter, Qu'Appelle (1914–1918), Chaplain to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (1918–1956), and Archdeacon of Qu’Appelle (1918–1935).[6]

He was consecrated as fifth Bishop of Qu'Appelle on 24 June 1935.[7]

He retired in 1950,[1] and spent his last years in Regina, Saskatchewan. He died on 27 October 1962.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Bishops of the Diocese of Qu'Appelle". 
  2. ^ J. Hawkes, The Story of Saskatchewan and its People (vol. 3; 1924); Who's Who in Canada (vol. 48; 1960), p. 442; Who was Who 1987–1990: London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Jackson’s Oxford Journal (Saturday, 2 August 1879).
  4. ^ The Church Directory & Almanack, 1941, p. 400.
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940–41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  6. ^ A.R. Kelley, The Anglican Episcopate of Canada (vol. 2; 1961), p. 57.
  7. ^ Montreal Gazette (Thursday, 21 March 1935), p. 8 Pioneer of Prairie attains Bishopric. The Times, Friday, Mar 22, 1935; pg. 16; Issue 47019; col B Bishop of Qu’Appelle.
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Malcolm Harding
Bishop of Qu’Appelle
Succeeded by
Michael Coleman