The Rt Rev Frederick Courtney (1837 – 1918) was an eminent Anglican priest, the fifth Bishop of Nova Scotia.
Born into an ecclesiastical family, he was educated at King's College London and ordained in 1864. His first post was a curacy at Hadlow, Kent after which he was the incumbent of Charles’s Chapel, Plymouth until 1870 and then St Jude’s, Glasgow until 1876 when he emigrated to North America. He was an Assistant at St Thomas’s, New York until 1880 then Rector of St James’s, Chicago. His last post before elevation to the Episcopate was at St Paul’s, Boston.
After he retired as Bishop of Nova Scotia in 1904, he returned to New York to serve as Rector of St. James' Church on Madison Avenue, a position from which he retired in 1915. He died in New York on 29 December 1918.