Anglican church expansion and the recruitment of colonial clergy for New South Wales and the Cape Colony, c. 1790-1850

Hardwick, Joseph (2009) Anglican church expansion and the recruitment of colonial clergy for New South Wales and the Cape Colony, c. 1790-1850. Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 37 (3). pp. 361-381. ISSN 0308-6534

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03086530903157565

Abstract

This article provides the first study of the recruitment of colonial Anglican clergymen in the sixty or so years after the establishment of the first colonial Anglican bishoprics in the late eighteenth century. While studies on the social and educational backgrounds of missionaries abound, the clergymen who ministered primarily to European settlers have been largely overlooked. Nothing comparable to the Clergy of the Church of England Database exists for colonial clergy. This article examines the educational backgrounds of those recruited for service in New South Wales and the Cape Colony and highlights the problems which both the Colonial Office and high churchmen faced when they tried to recruit men from particular church parties and educational institutions. The evidence presented here questions the established chronology of Anglican Church expansion, and casts new light on the tensions which existed in the colonial churches in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: V100 History by period
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2010 14:11
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:13
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/21

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