Harry Reid (bishop)

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Bishop Harry Reid's grave, St Johns, Edinburgh

Harry Seymour Reid (died 18 January 1943) was Bishop of Edinburgh from 1929[1] until 1939.

He was educated at Loretto School[2] and Glasgow University. He was ordained in 1984[3] and began his career with a curacy at St John the Evangelist, Edinburgh.[4] After this he was Senior Chaplain at St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh and then held incumbencies at St Mark’s, Portobello, Edinburgh and St Paul’s, York Place in the same city. In 1919 he became Dean of Edinburgh before his appointment to the episcopate.

He is buried near the south-west corner of St John's churchyard in Edinburgh.

Reid married first Elizabeth Maria (1857-1898), whose grave is pictured. He married secondly, at St. John′s Mission church in Edinburgh on 24 June 1902, to Edith Tait, daughter of Professor Peter Tait.[5]

References

  1. ^ New Bishop Of Edinburgh. Dean Reid Elected The Times Saturday, Apr 27, 1929; pg. 15; Issue 45188; col C
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory", London, Hamilton & Co, 1889
  4. ^ Church web-site
  5. ^ "Marriages". The Times (36804). London. 26 June 1902. p. 1. 
Religious titles
Preceded by
John Wilson
Dean of Edinburgh
1919–1929
Succeeded by
William Perry
Preceded by
Somerset Walpole
Bishop of Edinburgh
1929–1939
Succeeded by
Logie Danson
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