Robert Machray

Robert Machray

Infobox bishopbiog
name = Robert Machray

religion = Anglican Church of Canada
See = Rupert's Land
Title = Bishop of Rupert's Land, Primate of All Canada
Period = 1865-1904
Predecessor = David Anderson
Successor = as bishop: Samuel Pritchard Matheson as Primate: William Bond
ordination = 1855
bishops =
post =
date of birth = 17 May 1831
place of birth = Scotland
date of death = 9 March 1904
place of death =
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Robert Machray (May 17 1831 - March 9 1904) was a Church of England clergyman and missionary and the first Primate of the Church of England in Canada.


Born in Scotland, Machray was educated at King's College, University of Aberdeen and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge where he studied mathematics, philosophy and theology. He was ordained in the Church of England in 1855 and served parishes in that country, as well as serving as dean of his alma mater at Cambridge. In 1865 he became bishop of the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land (in Canada) becoming archbishop in 1875. At the first General Synod of Canadian Anglicans in 1893 he was unanimously elected the first "Primate of All Canada" serving in that post until his death. His feast day is on March 10.

In 1893, he was appointed a Prelate of the Order of St Michael and St George.

External links

* [ Historical resources on Robert Machray]
* [ The Legacy of Archbishop Robert Machray First Primate of All Canada]
* [ Manitoba Historial Society]

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