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]


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,


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.


He married Marion Ruth Henty on 19 May 1892.


  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