Kenneth Carey (bishop)

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Kenneth Moir Carey QHC (6 April 1908 – 3 January 1979) was an Anglican bishop. From 1948 to 1961, he was Principal of Westcott House, Cambridge. From 1961 to 1975, he was the Bishop of Edinburgh.

Early life[edit]

Carey was born on 6 April 1908, educated at Marlborough and Exeter College, Oxford[1] He graduated from the University of Oxford with a third class honours Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.[2]

Ordained ministry[edit]

He was ordained in 1932. He began his career as Chaplain of Oxford House, Bethnal Green, after which he was curate of St Andrew’s, Handsworth.[3] From 1938[4] to 1944 he was Vicar of Spennymoor when he became General Secretary for the Central Advisory Council of Training for the Ministry. In 1948 he became Principal of Westcott House, Cambridge and in 1961 Bishop of Edinburgh.[5]

An Honorary Chaplain to the Queen, he retired in 1975 and died on 3 January 1979.


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ Hare Duke, Michael (20 February 2006). "Harry Williams". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1947-48 Oxford, OUP, 1948
  4. ^ Ecclesiastical News Church Appointments The Times Friday, 11 November 1938; pg. 21; Issue 48149; col C
  5. ^ ”Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000” Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8
Religious titles
Preceded by
Kenneth Charles Harman Warner
Bishop of Edinburgh
1961 –1975
Succeeded by
Alastair Iain Macdonald Haggart