Ordained in 1905, his first post was as a Curate at St Andrew the Less, Cambridge after which he was Vice-Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge. Later he was Vicar of St Luke, Liverpool then a Canon Residentiary at Manchester Cathedral. From 1922 to 1931 he was Archdeacon of Sheffield, his last post before elevation to the Episcopate as Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway- a post he held until 1938. In that year he was appointed Archbishop of Cape Town.
He visited England to attend the Lambeth Conference in 1948, and died in London on 30 June 1948.
He never married.
- National Archives
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- Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
- Honorary graduates of Sheffield University
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- The Times, Saturday, 1 October 1938; pg. 11; Issue 48114; col E Archbishop of Cape Town enthroned
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- Cathedral web site
|Church of England titles|
Charles Lisle Carre
|Archdeacon of Sheffield
Alfred Charles Eustace Jarvis
|Scottish Episcopal Church titles|
Edward Thomas Scott Reid
|Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway
1931 – 1938
John Charles Halland How
|Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles|
Francis Robinson Phelps
|Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town
1938 – 1948
Geoffrey Hare Clayton
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