Charles Abraham (bishop of Derby)

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Charles Thomas Abraham (18571945) was the second Bishop of Derby (the a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Southwell) from 1909 until 1927. [1]

The Bishop of Derby is the Ordinary of the Church of England Diocese of Derby in the Province of Canterbury.

A suffragan bishop is a bishop subordinate to a metropolitan bishop or diocesan bishop and, consequently, are not normally jurisdictional in their role. Suffragan bishops may be charged by a metropolitan to oversee a suffragan diocese. They may be assigned to an area which does not have a cathedral of its own.



"Charlie" is the small boy. His mother is to the right Abraham caroline harriet, son, and bish wives.jpg
"Charlie" is the small boy. His mother is to the right

Abraham was born in 1857. He was the son of Caroline Abraham and her husband who was also to be a bishop. [2] He was educated at Keble College, Oxford. [3] Ordained in 1881, he began his career with a curacy at St Mary’s, Shrewsbury [4] and was subsequently Vicar of All Saints, Shrewsbury and Christ Church, Lichfield before succeeding Edward Were as Bishop of Derby. His father, Charles, [5] and his son, Philip, [6] were also bishops; another son, Geoffrey, was killed in action during the First World War. [7] After he retired, a cousin bequeathed Little Moreton Hall in Congleton to him. [8] He died on 27 January 1945.

Caroline Abraham New Zealand artist

Caroline Harriet Abraham was born in Wanlip near Leicester. She became a New Zealand artist who created a useful record of that country in the nineteenth century. She was the influential wife of a bishop and the mother of another. She put together a book, with others, supporting Maori rights.

Keble College, Oxford college of the University of Oxford

Keble College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Its main buildings are on Parks Road, opposite the University Museum and the University Parks. The college is bordered to the north by Keble Road, to the south by Museum Road, and to the west by Blackhall Road. It is the largest college by rooms at Oxford.

Curate person who is invested with the care or cure (cura) of souls of a parish

A curate is a person who is invested with the care or cure (cura) of souls of a parish. In this sense, "curate" correctly means a parish priest; but in English-speaking countries the term curate is commonly used to describe clergy who are assistants to the parish priest. The duties or office of a curate are called a curacy.

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Charles Abraham may refer to:


  1. New Suffragan Bishops The Times Monday, Sep 13, 1909; pg. 10; Issue 39063; col F
  2. Taonga, New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage Te Manatu. "Abraham, Caroline Harriet".
  3. "Descendants of Philip Furse".
  4. Church details Archived 2010-10-19 at the Wayback Machine
  5. Bishop Abraham Memorial The TimesTuesday, Mar 31, 1903; pg. 15; Issue 37042; col B
  6. Obituary-The Bishop Of Newfoundland Right Rev. P. S. Abraham The Times Saturday, Dec 24, 1955; pg. 9; Issue 53412; col A
  7. "Roll of Honour - Derbyshire - Bakewell".
  8. "Little Moreton Hall: Cheshire's Crooked House".

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Preceded by
Edward Were
Bishop suffragan of Derby
Diocese of Derby erected