George Holmes (bishop)

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George Holmes was an English-born Anglican bishop in Canada from 1905 to 1912.[1][2]

Holmes was born in Kendal, Westmorland on 23 November 1858[3] and ordained in 1887[4] after which he was a Church Mission Society (CMS) missionary in the Northwest Territories. In 1901 he became Archdeacon of Athabasca[5] and four years later was ordained to the episcopate as the Bishop of Moosonoe. He was translated to the Diocese of Athabasca in 1909.[6] He died on 3 February 1912.[7]


  1. ^ Christian Episcopal, Canada
  2. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
  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, Hamilton & Co, 1889
  5. ^ Dictionary of Canadian Biography
  6. ^ The Times, 4 February 1909, p. 7, "Ecclesiastical Intelligence"
  7. ^ "Obituary: The Bishop Of Athabasca", The Times, 5 February 1912, p. 11.
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Jervois Arthur Newnham
Bishop of Moosonee
Succeeded by
John George Anderson
Preceded by
Richard Young
Bishop of Athabasca
Succeeded by
Edwin Frederick Robins