Philip Carrington

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The Most Rev Philip Carrington (6 July 1892 – 3 October 1975)[1] was an eminent Anglican priest and author,[2] the seventh Bishop of Quebec and the eleventh Metropolitan of Canada.

Born into an ecclesiastical family[3] and educated at Christ's College, Christchurch and the University of Canterbury, he was ordained in 1919.[4] At first he specialised in work with the Boy Scouts and was then Rector of Lincoln, New Zealand. After this he was Warden of St Barnabas Theological College, North Adelaide then dean of Divinity at Bishop’s University, Lennoxville. In 1935[5] he was elevated to the Episcopate[6] and retired in 1960.

Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Lennox Waldron Williams
Bishop of Quebec
Succeeded by
Russel Featherstone Brown
Preceded by
John Hackenley
Metropolitan of Canada
Succeeded by
John Harkness Dixon


  1. ^ Obituary The Most Rev Philip Carrington The Times Tuesday, 7 Oct 1975; pg. 14; Issue 59520; col F
  2. ^ Amongst others he wrote "The Boy Scouts Camp Book", 1918; "Christian Apologetics in the Second Century", 1921; "The Soldier of the Cross", 1925; "The Sign of Faith", 1930; "The Pilgrim’s Way", 1937; "The Primitive Christian Catechism", 1941; "A Church History for Canadians", 1947; "The Early Christian Church", 1957; "The Anglican Church in Canada", 1963 > British Library web site accessed 15:19 GMT Monday 5 April 2010
  3. ^ His father was the Very Rev Charles Walter Carrington sometime Dean of Christchurch Cathedral > “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  5. ^ Ecclesiastical News New Bishop of QuebecThe Times Saturday, 15 Jun 1935; pg. 8; Issue 47091; col G
  6. ^ He was the brother of Charles Carrington, the Historian of World War I and the biographer of Rudyard Kipling.Anglican Bishops of Quebec Archived 28 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Canadian Anglican

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