James Lucas (bishop)

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James Richard Lucas (20 August 1867[1] – 9 October 1938)[2] was an eminent Anglican priest in the first half of the 20th century.[3]

He was born in Brighton[1] and educated at Brighton, Hove and Sussex Grammar School and the CMS College, Islington before going to Canada in 1891. He was ordained in 1892 and served at Fort Chipewyan then Fort Simpson. In 1906 he became Archdeacon of Mackenzie River[4] and six years later its bishop,[5] serving for fourteen years. Later an Assistant Bishop in Saskatchewan (1926–1927), he was Warden of the Canadian Church Army from 1929 until 1934. At some point, he became a Doctor of Divinity (DD).


  1. ^ a b “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ The Times, Thursday, Oct 13, 1938; pg. 1; Issue 48124; col A "Deaths"
  3. ^ Canadian Anglican
  4. ^ The Clergy List London, Kelly’s, 1913
  5. ^ "Ecclesiastical Intelligence. Appointments" The Times Wednesday, Nov 20, 1912; pg. 6; Issue 40061; col C
Anglican Communion titles
Title last held by
William Reeve
Bishop of Mackenzie River
Succeeded by
William Geddes