James Turner (bishop)
Turner was born in Yarmouth Norfolk, in 1829, educated at Durham University where he graduated BA in 1851 and MA in 1853. He received a by diploma in 1868. He was ordained deacon in 1852, and priest in 1853. He was Chaplain of Bishop Cosin's Hall, Durham and then held incumbencies at Canons Ashby and North Tidworth before his appointment to become Bishop of Grafton and Armidale. On 24 February 1869, Turner was ordained and consecrated a bishop, in Westminster Abbey, by Archibald Campbell Tait, Archbishop of Canterbury; George Selwyn, Bishop of New Zealand; and six other prelates.
On 10 September 1869 he was formally enthroned in his Cathedral-Designate: St Peters Armidale. This legally triggered three events: 1. He formally became the first Bishop of Grafton and Armidale, 2. The Diocese of Grafton and Armidale formally came into being, and 3. St Peter's Armidale formally became a Cathedral.
For further information on Bishop James Turner, see: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/turner-james-francis-4761
Turner died in Rome, Italy, on his way to England, on 27 April 1893.
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- The Times, Monday, Jan 01, 1894; pg. 14; Issue 34149; col A Obituary For 1893
- The Sydney Morning Herald. - Aug 6, 1887
- Armidale Tourism
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- Pitt Rivers Museum
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- Later merged with University College
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- "Church news (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#317). 26 February 1869. p. 85. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 10 April 2017. (Subscription required (. ))
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