Stephen Davies (bishop)

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Stephen Harris Davies was the third Bishop of Carpentaria.

Early life[edit]

Davies was born in 1883 and educated at St. John's School, Leatherhead and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. [1]

Religious life[edit]

Davies was ordained in 1909.[2] After a curacy at St Matthew’s, Holbeck[3] he emigrated to Australia where he joined the Bush Brotherhood of St Paul in Charleville, Queensland,[4] serving as its head[5] until his ordination to the episcopate.

Later life[edit]

Davies retired in 1949 and died on 29 November 1961.[6] There is a memorial to him at St Michael, Waters Upton.[7]


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ "The Clergy List” London, Kelly’s, 1913
  3. ^ Church photo
  4. ^ Anglican archives
  5. ^ Christ Cathedral Darwin
  6. ^ The Times, Saturday, Dec 02, 1961; pg. 10; Issue 55254; col F Obituary The Right Rev. S. H. Davies
  7. ^ National Archives
Religious titles
Preceded by
Henry Newton
Bishop of Carpentaria
Succeeded by
Wilfrid John Hudson