Reginald Halse

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Sir Reginald Charles Halse CMG, KBE[1] (16 June 1881 – 9 August 1962) was the Bishop of Riverina from 1925[2] to 1943 and then Archbishop of Brisbane until his death in 1962.[3]

Halse was educated at St Paul’s School, London and Brasenose College, Oxford.[4] He was ordained in 1906 and was an assistant priest at St Saviour’s Poplar[5] and then priest in charge of St Nicholas' Blackwall. He then emigrated to Australia and was Warden of the Brotherhood of St Barnabas[6] and then headmaster of All Souls' School, Charters Towers, Queensland until his ordination to the episcopate.[7] He was translated to Brisbane in 1943[8] and knighted in 1962. He died in office on 9 August 1962.[9]


  1. ^ Details of latter career
  2. ^ "New Australian Bishop", The Times, 22 August 1925, p10.
  3. ^ List of archbishops
  4. ^ Who was Who, 1897-1990 (London, A & C Black, 1991), ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  5. ^ Church history
  6. ^ ADB on-line
  7. ^ In a Strange Land: A History of the Anglican Diocese of Riverina, L. Clyde, Hawthorn Press, Melbourne: 1979, ISBN 0-7256-0217-1
  8. ^ "New Archbishop of Brisbane", The Times, 20 November 1943, p3.
  9. ^ "Obituary: Archbishop Of Brisbane", The Times, 10 August 1962, p11.
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Ernest Anderson
Bishop of Riverina
1925 – 1943
Succeeded by
Charles Murray
Preceded by
William Wand
Archbishop of Brisbane
1943 – 1962
Succeeded by
Philip Strong