Frederic Wallis

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Frederic Wallis, Bishop of Wellington, 1908
Frederic Wallis memorial, Little Bredy

Frederic Wallis (1854 – 24 June 1928) was an eminent Anglican priest in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Frederic Wallis was born in Hastings,[1] the son of Joseph Wallis, MA.[2] He was educated at St Paul's and Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge[3] (whence he gained his MA Cantab). Ordained in 1876,[4] he became Dean of Caius in 1878 and a Lecturer in Divinity Lecturer at Cambridge.[5] In 1895 he was appointed to the colonial episcopate as Bishop of Wellington,[6] a post he held for 16 years before retirement in 1911. On his return to the UK, he was Archdeacon of Wilts (1911–1912), a Canon at Salisbury Cathedral (1913 onwards) and Archdeacon of Sherborne (1916–1919). Having become a Doctor of Divinity (DD), he died in Bournemouth,[7] and is buried at Littlebredy.[8]

A memorial labyrinth named in honor of Wallis and his wife Margaret is located at Hutt Hospital in Wellington, New Zealand.[9]


  1. ^ The Cyclopedia of New Zealand (Wellington Provincial District)
  2. ^ Who was Who 1987-1990: London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ "Wallis, Frederic (WLS872F)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  5. ^ University IntelligenceThe Times Saturday, Apr 13, 1878; pg. 10; Issue 29228; col E
  6. ^ The Times, Tuesday, Aug 21, 1894; pg. 6; Issue 34348; col F New Bishop of Wellington
  7. ^ Obituary Bishop Wallis. Cambridge Don And Bishop In New Zealand The Times Sunday, Jun 24, 1928; pg. 19; Issue 44928; col B
  8. ^ Dorset Historic Churches Trust
  9. ^ Hutt Valley District Health Board. "Frederic & Margaret Wallis Labyrinth". 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Octavius Hadfield
Bishop of Wellington
Succeeded by
Thomas Sprott