James Carmichael (bishop)

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James Carmichael (1838–1908) was the fourth Bishop of Montreal[1] for a short two-year spell at the start of the 20th century.[2] A prominent clergyman who participated fully in the direction the church took,[3] he was born in 1838 and educated at Bishop's University. His ecclesiastical career began with a curacy at Clinton, Ontario,[4] followed by stints at The Ascension Hamilton, Ontario, St George’s Montreal, before he was appointed Dean of Montreal in 1883. In 1906 he became Co-adjuter to the elderly third Bishop of Montreal, William Bennett Bond, whom he eventually succeeded.[5] He died in 1908 in his 70th year, his obituary stating he was a “painstaking administrator rather than a brilliant leader”.[6]

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  1. ^ List of Bishops
  2. ^ Consecration details
  3. ^ "BISHOPS DISCUSS DIVORCE.; This Country, Through Its Divorce System, Well Known in Australia.". New York Times. 1904-10-09. Retrieved 2008-08-07. 
  4. ^ Clerical Career
  5. ^ A small minority of clergy protested at his appointment because he was appointed without the see being actually vacant (The Times, Saturday, Nov 17, 1906; pg. 10; Issue 38180; col A Ecclesiastical Intelligence).
  6. ^ The Times, Tuesday, Sep 22, 1908; pg. 9; Issue 38758; col D

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Religious titles
Preceded by
William Bennett Bond
Bishop of Montreal
Succeeded by
John Cragg Farthing