Edwin Robins

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Edwin Frederick Robins[1] (11 February 1870 – 22 March 1951) was an Anglican bishop in Canada[2] from 1912 to 1930.

He was born in London on 11 February 1870[3] and ordained deacon in 1894[4] after which he was a CMS missionary in Dera Ghazi Khan. In 1897 he was ordained Priest[5] and became Curate of St James, Paddington.[6] After a similar post at St Thomas à Becket Widcombe he was Vicar of Thorpe-le-Soken for eight years. In 1909 he was appointed Archdeacon of Athabasca and after three years its diocesan bishop (Bishop of Athabasca),[7] holding the post until 1930. On his return to England, he was Vicar of Wicklewood until 1947. He died on 22 March 1951.[8] He had become a Doctor of Divinity (DD).

References[edit]

  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ Archives Canada
  3. ^ "Who was Who" 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  5. ^ Ordinations.London The Times Tuesday, Jun 15, 1897; pg. 15; Issue 35230; col C
  6. ^ Church web site
  7. ^ Ecclesiastical Intelligence The Times Wednesday, Nov 20, 1912; pg. 6; Issue 40061; col C
  8. ^ The Times, Saturday, Mar 24, 1951; pg. 8; Issue 51957; col E Obituary Bishop E. F. Robins
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
George Holmes
Bishop of Athabasca
1912–1930
Succeeded by
Robert Renison