Charles Roper

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The Right Reverend Charles Roper in c.1924

John Charles Roper (1858 – 26 January 1940[1]) was an Anglican bishop in the Anglo-Catholic tradition[2] in the first half of the 20th century.[3]


Roper was educated at Keble College, Oxford.[4]

Ordained in 1882,[5] he began his ministry with a curacy at Herstmonceux and was then as chaplain of Brasenose College, Oxford.

In 1886, he was appointed Professor of Divinity at Trinity College, Toronto and also served as parish priest of St Thomas's Toronto.[6] He was then Professor of Theology at the General Theological Seminary, New York City [7] In 1912 he became the third Bishop of British Columbia[8] and was translated to be the Bishop of Ottawa three years later,[9] serving for 24 years[10] - the last six as the Metropolitan of Ontario.[11]


  1. ^ The Times, 29 January 1940; p. 1, "Deaths"
  2. ^ Biography for William Lennox Mills at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
  3. ^ Anglican Bishops of Canada
  4. ^ "Who was Who" 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  5. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  6. ^ Church intercessions
  7. ^ New York Times
  8. ^ British Columbia Archival Union List Archived October 24, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Hold fast to the incarnation: the life and times of John Charles Roper, second bishop of Ottawa" Bradley, W.H.: Ottawa, Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, 1990 ISBN 0-9694980-0-4
  10. ^ "Anglican Diocese of Ottawa". Archived from the original on 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2009-07-29.
  11. ^ Ecclesiastical News New Canadian Archbishop The Times Friday, Jan 27, 1933; pg. 15; Issue 46353; col E
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
William Perrin
Bishop of British Columbia
Succeeded by
Augustine Scriven
Preceded by
Charles Hamilton
Bishop of Ottawa
Succeeded by
Robert Jefferson
Preceded by
James Sweeny
Metropolitan of Ontario
Succeeded by
John Anderson