Foss Westcott

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Foss Westcott (23 October 1863 – 19 October 1949[1]) was an English bishop.

Westcott was the son of a distinguished clergyman, Brooke Foss Westcott [2]and was educated at Cheltenham College and Peterhouse, Cambridge.[3] Ordained in 1887, his first post was as curate of St Peter's Church, Bishopwearmouth. Emigrating to India he was a Missionary with the SPG before ascending to the episcopate as Bishop of Chota Nagpore in 1905. Translated to Calcutta in 1919 he served as Metropolitan of India, Burma and Ceylon until 1945. He retired to Darjeeling where he died. He was buried in the grounds of St.Paul's School, Darjeeling, a public school.


  1. ^ The Times, Thursday, 20 Oct 1949; pg. 7; Issue 51517; col F Dr. Foss Westcott Former Metropolitan Of India
  2. ^ , Sometime Bishop of Durham- who wrote amongst others "Elements of Gospel Harmony" (Norrisian Essay), 1851; "History of the New Testament Canon", 1855; "On the Religious Office of the Universities", 1873; "The Revelation of the Risen Lord", 1891; "Christian Aspects of Life", 1897 Who was Who 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ "Westcott, Foss (WSTT882F)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.