Arthur Anstey

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Arthur Henry Anstey CBE DD[1] (1873 – 13 November 1955)[2][3] was Bishop of Trinidad and Tobago[4] from 1918 until 1945; and for his last two years there Archbishop of the West Indies.[5]

Anstey was educated at Charterhouse School[6] and Keble College, Oxford. After graduation, he was ordained in 1898[7] and began his ecclesiastical career with curacies at Aylesbury and Bedminster. From 1904 he was Principal of St Boniface Missionary College, Warminster and after that (until his elevation to the Episcopate) Chaplain to Proctor Swaby, Bishop of Barbados.[8]

There is a school named after Anstey in Port of Spain.[9]


  1. ^ London Gazette (pp. 2425)
  2. ^ Rebah
  3. ^ Archbishop Anstey Long service in the West Indies The Times Wednesday, Nov 23, 1955; pg. 13; Issue 53385; col C
  4. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ National Archives
  6. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  7. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  8. ^ A cleric in the Caribbean[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ The History of Bishop Anstey Junior School
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
John Welsh
Bishop of Trinidad and Tobago
Succeeded by
Fabian Jackson
Preceded by
Edward Dunn
Primate of the West Indies
Succeeded by
William Hardie
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