Oswald Parry

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Oswald Hutton Parry was Bishop of Guyana from 1921 until 1936.[1] Born into an eminent ecclesiastical family,[2] he was educated at Charterhouse and Magdalen College, Oxford.[3] After a curacy at St Ignatius, Sunderland[4] he was appointed Head of Archbishop's Mission to the Assyrian Christians. From 1907 until 1921 he was Vicar of All Hallows East India Docks[5] when he ascended to the Colonial Episcopate. A significant author,[6] he died on 28 August 1936.[7]


  1. ^ Diocesan history
  2. ^ His grandfather was the Rt Rev Thomas Parry the second Bishop of Barbados > “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ University Intelligence. Oxford, July 10. (Official Appointments and Notices) The Times Monday, Jul 12, 1897; pg. 11; Issue 35253; col F
  4. ^ Time in Sunderland
  5. ^ Parish history
  6. ^ See “Six Months in a Syrian Monastery: Being the record of a visit to the headquarters of the Syrian church in Mesopotamia, with some account of the Yazidis or devil worshippers of Mosul and El Jilwah, their sacred book “ (London, Horace Cox,1895); “The Pilgrim in Jerusalem (London, SPCK 1920); and “Plain teaching for the preparing of the sacraments” (London, Faith Press, 1932)
  7. ^ Bishop Of Guiana Missionary Work (Obituaries) The Times Monday, Aug 31, 1936; pg. 14; Issue 47467; col B
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edward Archibald Parry
Deans of St George's Cathedral, Georgetown[1]
1921 – 1937
Succeeded by
William James Hughes
Preceded by
Edward Archibald Parry
Bishop of Guyana
1921 – 1937
Succeeded by
Alan John Knight

  1. ^ From the death of Ernest Sloman in 1918 until Hughes' appointment in 1937 the Bishop combined the two offices