Henry Williams (bishop)

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Bishop H.H. Williams by Reginald Grenville Eves.

Henry Herbert Williams CH (19 December 1872 – 29 September 1961) was born into an ecclesiastical family[1] on 19 December 1872 and educated at St Peter's School, York and The Queen's College, Oxford. He began his ministry in 1900 as a tutor and lecturer in philosophy at Hertford College, Oxford[2] and in 1913 he became Principal of St Edmund Hall, Oxford.[3] From 1920 to 1941 he was Bishop of Carlisle.[4][5] He died on 29 September 1961.[6]


  1. ^ He was the elder son the Rev J. Williams, Vicar of Poppleton > "Who was Who" 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ St Giles, Oxford
  3. ^ St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. Institution Of The New Principal The Times Tuesday, 30 September 1913; p. 10; Issue 40330; col E
  4. ^ Bishops of Carlisle
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  6. ^ Obituary Rt. Rev. H. H. Williams Former Bishop Of Carlisle The Times Saturday, 30 September 1961; p. 10; Issue 55200; col E

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Diggle
Bishop of Carlisle
1920 – 1946
Succeeded by
Thomas Bloomer