|The Most Reverend
|Bishop of Rupert's Land
Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada
|Church||Anglican Church of Canada|
|Predecessor||David Anderson as Bishop|
|Successor||as bishop: Samuel Pritchard Matheson
as Primate: William Bond
|Born||17 May 1831
|Died||9 March 1904|
He was ordained in the Church of England in 1855 and served parishes in that country, as well as serving as dean of his alma mater at Cambridge. In 1865, he became Bishop of Rupert's Land (in Canada), becoming archbishop of the province when his diocese was split in 1875. At the first General Synod of Canadian Anglicans in 1893 he was unanimously elected as the first Primate of All Canada, serving in the position until his death. In 1893, he was appointed a Prelate of the Order of St Michael and St George. On 9 March 1904, he died unmarried at Winnipeg.
He is honoured in the Calendar of Saints of the Anglican Church of Canada with a feast day on March 10.
- Edgar, Pelham (1912). "Machray, Robert". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography, 1912 supplement. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- Pelham Edgar, rev. H. C. G. Matthew. "Machray, Robert (1831–1904)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/34733. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
- "Robert Machray". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
- Works by or about Robert Machray at Internet Archive
- Historical resources on Robert Machray
- The Legacy of Archbishop Robert Machray First Primate of All Canada
- Manitoba Historical Society
|Anglican Communion titles|
|Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land
Samuel Pritchard Matheson
First Primate of Anglican Church of Canada
|Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada
William B. Bond