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Monday, October 27, 2014

27 October 1868 A.D. Charles Longley Dies—92nd of 105 Archbishops of Canterbury; Lambeth Conferences Start on His Watch

27 October 1868 A.D.  Charles Longley Dies—92nd of 105 Archbishops of Canterbury; Lambeth Conferences Start on His Watch

Chisholm, Hugh, Ed. “Charles Thomas Longley.”  Encyclopedia Britanica, 1911.  N.d. 1910.  Accessed 9 Jun 2014.

CHARLES THOMAS LONGLEY (1794-1868), archbishop of Canterbury, was born at Rochester, and educated at Westminster and Oxford. He was ordained in 1818, and was appointed vicar of Cowley, Oxford, in 1823. In 1827 he received the rectory of West Tytherley, Hampshire, and two years later he was elected headmaster of Harrow. This office he held until 1836, when he was consecrated bishop of the new see of Ripon. In 1856 he was translated to the see of Durham, and in 1860 he became archbishop of York. In 1862 he succeeded John Bird Sumner as archbishop of Canterbury. Soon afterwards the questions connected with the deposition of Bishop Colenso were referred to him, but, while regarding Colenso's opinions as heretical and his deposition as justifiable, he refused to pronounce upon the legal difficulties of the case. The chief event of his primacy was the meeting at Lambeth, in 1867, of the first Pan-Anglican conference of British, colonial and foreign bishops (see Lambeth Conferences). His published works include numerous sermons and addresses. He died on the 27th of October 1868 at Addington Park, near Croydon.

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