George Chadwick (bishop)

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George Alexander Chadwick DD (10 October 1840 – 29 December 1923) was the Bishop of Derry and Raphoe.[1]

Born on 10 October 1840 and educated at Trinity College, Dublin,[2] he was ordained in 1863 and began his career as a curate at St Anne, Belfast. He was then appointed Rector of St James, Belfast where he remained until 1872. He was Rector of St Mark’s Armagh until 1886 when he became Dean of Armagh. In 1896 he was elevated to the episcopate,[3] being elected on 18 February and consecrated on 25 March.

An eminent author,[4] he resigned his see on 31 January 1916 and died on 29 December 1923[5]


  1. ^ "The Clergy List" London, Kelly’s, 1913
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ "Handbook of British Chronology" By Fryde, E. B;. Greenway, D.E;Porter, S; Roy, I: Cambridge, CUP, 1996 ISBN 0-521-56350-X, 9780521563505
  4. ^ Amongst others he wrote "Christ bearing Witness to Himself", 1879; "As He that Serveth", 1880; "My Devotional Life", 1882; "Exodus and St Mark", 1899; "Poems, Chiefly Sacred", 1900; and "The Intellect and the Heart", 1905 > British Library web site accessed 18:58 GMT Saturday 4 September 2010
  5. ^ The Times, Monday, 31 Dec 1923; pg. 13; Issue 43536; col E Death Of Bishop Chadwick. A Leader In Ulster

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Church of Ireland titles
Preceded by
William Alexander
Bishop of Derry and Raphoe
Succeeded by
Joseph Peacocke