Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameRt Rev Edward BICKERSTETH
Birth1850
Death1897
MotherRosa BIGNOLD (-1873)
Notes for Rt Rev Edward BICKERSTETH
Bishop of South Tokyo, Japan

Edward Bickersteth was born into a noted ecclesiastical family: his father was the Bishop of Exeter from 1885 to 1900.[2] He was educated at Highgate School[3] and Pembroke College, Cambridge before studying for ordaination.[4] In 1873 he took up his first post was a curacy at Holy Trinity, South Hampstead.[5] He was then Lecturer in Theology at his old college[6] and in 1877 founded the Cambridge Mission at Delhi.[5] After seven years he returned to England to become Rector of Framlingham but his energetic nature craved a more demanding appointment and in 1886 he went abroad again, this time to Japan where his "watchful care and strong influence"[1] led to a punishing schedule. He was on the road traveling between the scattered mission churches eight months of the year.[7]
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