Thomas Armstrong (bishop)

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Thomas Henry Armstrong was born on 2 April 1857 in Dublin and died on 23 March 1930.[1] He was a Bishop in the Anglican Church of Australia.[2]

Education[edit]

He was educated at Geelong Grammar School, The Geelong College, and Trinity College (University of Melbourne) (B.A., 1880; M.A., 1883); and ordained deacon by Bishop James Moorhouse in December 1880 and priest in 1881,

Career[edit]

He was curate of Christ Church, St Kilda (1881–83) and Christ Church, Hawthorn (1883),[3] first vicar of St Columb's, Hawthorn (1883–94), and archdeacon of Gippsland (1894–1902). He was rural dean of Sale (1896–99), and a canon of St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne and examining chaplain to the bishop of Melbourne (1899–1902).

On 24 February 1902 he was consecrated first Bishop of Wangaratta.[4] During his tenure the bishop's lodge was built, St Columb's Hall for the education of clergy established and a cathedral partially completed.[5]

In 1903 he was awarded an honorary D.D. by the University of Trinity College, Toronto, Canada.

He retired[6] on 31 March 1927 and became acting incumbent of St John's, Toorak, and was president of the Melbourne College of Divinity in 1930.

Family[edit]

He married Marion Ruth Henty on 19 May 1892.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Bishop T. H.Armstrong The Times Thursday, Mar 27, 1930; pg. 16; Issue 45472; col D
  2. ^ State Library of Victoria
  3. ^ Australian Dictionary of Biography Carlton, Victoria, Melbourne University Press, 1966
  4. ^ Diocesan information
  5. ^ Hall web site
  6. ^ The Times, Monday, May 02, 1927; pg. 13; Issue 44570; col C Australian Bishop to retire