Edward Churton (bishop)

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Edward Townson Churton (1841–1 May 1912) was an Anglican colonial bishop in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[1]

Born into an ecclesiastical family[2] in 1841 and educated at Eton and Oriel College, Oxford he was ordained in 1866.[3] He held incumbencies at St Nicholas, Ganton[4] and St Bartholomew, Charlton next Dover[5] before being ordained to the episcopate as Bishop of Nassau.[6] Upon his resignation, he was succeeded by his younger brother Henry. He died on 1 May 1912.[7]


  1. ^ Diocesan history
  2. ^ His father was Edward Churton, Archdeacon of Cleveland; Who was Who 1987-1990: London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  4. ^ Photo of church
  5. ^ Details of site
  6. ^ Anglican church in the Bahamas Archived 2011-02-15 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Obituary Bishop E. T. Churton The Times Friday, May 24, 1912; pg. 59; Issue 39907; col C
Religious titles
Preceded by
Francis Cramer-Roberts
Bishop of Nassau
1886 –1901
Succeeded by
Henry Churton

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