Trower was born in Hook, Yorkshire and educated at Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood and Keble College, Oxford. He was ordained in 1888 and his first position was as a curate in Birmingham. He then emigrated to Australia where he became Rector of Christ Church St. Laurence in Sydney. When he left, in 1901, for the Nyasaland bishopric, his parishioners gave him a gold cross, and he received the honorary degree Doctor of Divinity (DD) from the University of Oxford. He was consecrated as Bishop of Likoma by the Archbishop of Canterbury in Westminster Cathedral 25 January 1902, and arrived in his new diocese of Nyasaland later that year. Two years later, in January 1903, he laid the foundation stone for the new Cathedral of Likoma, to be dedicated to Saint Peter.
|Church of England titles|
John Edward Hine
| Bishop of Nyasaland
1901 – 1910
Thomas Cathrew Fisher
| Bishop of North West Australia
1910 – 1927
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- Christ Church St Laurence website
- AOB online: Trower, G.
- "University intelligence". The Times (36605). London. 6 November 1901. p. 4.
- "Ecclesiastical intelligence". The Times (36675). London. 27 January 1902. p. 7.
- Isle of Wight County Press, 31 August 1928.
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