Bryan Robin

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Bryan Percival Robin (12 January 1887 – 17 June 1969) was bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide, South Australia from 1941 to 1956.[1]

Early life

Robin was educated at Rossall School and the University of Liverpool.[2]

Religious life

Robin was ordained in 1911.[3] After a curacy at St Margaret's Ilkley[4] he was a member of the Bush Brotherhood of St Barnabas in Northern Queensland from 1914 to 1921. He published a book "The Sundowner" of his experience as a bush brother which attracted others to join the brotherhood.[5] He was canon and Sub-Dean of St James’s Cathedral, Townsville and then Warden of St John’s College, Brisbane. Returning to England he was Rector of Woodchurch and also Rural Dean of Wirrall North until his ordination to the episcopate in Adelaide.

In 1956 he retired and returned to England, where he served as assistant bishop of Portsmouth from 1958 to 1967.[5]

Later life

On 17 June 1969 Robin died in his home at Petersfield, Hampshire. He was cremated.[5]


  1. ^ The Times, 18 June 1969, p10, "Obituary: The Rt Rev B.P. Robin"
  2. ^ "Who was Who" 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ The Clergy List, London, Kelly’s, 1913
  4. ^ Church website Archived 24 December 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ a b c Radford, Robin. Robin, Bryan Percival (1887–1969). Canberra: National Centre of Biography, Australian National University.

Further reading

  • Robin, B. P. (Bryan Percival) (1922), The Sundowner, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge

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