1827–1903
portrait

May 28, 1827, Mar­ble Dale, Con­nec­ti­cut.

March 9, 1903, New York Ci­ty.

Saint James the Less Epis­co­pal Church, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Batterson was or­dained an Ang­li­can dea­con in 1861 by Bi­shop Gregg of Tex­as, af­ter which he became a mis­sion­a­ry at Se­guin.

A year la­ter he had charge of St. Mark’s, San An­ton­io, Tex­as. In 1862, he be­came Rec­tor of Grace Church, Wa­ba­sha, Min­ne­so­ta, and while there was ad­vanced to the priest­hood by Bi­shop Whip­ple in 1866.

In 1869 he be­came Rector of St. Cle­ment’s Church, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­vania. He stayed at St. Cle­ment’s un­til 1872, and then, after sev­er­al years spent out­side of par­ish work, he be­came Rec­tor of the Church of the An­nun­ci­a­tion, Phil­a­del­phia, in 1880.

He stayed there un­til 1888, and in 1891 be­came Rec­tor of the Church of the Re­deem­er, New York, his last pa­ro­chi­al charge.

His wi­dow do­nat­ed the build­ing of Christ Church Ca­thed­ral, Sa­li­na, Kan­sas, in his mem­o­ry.

Batterson’s works in­clude:

  1. Bright Eas­ter Day
  2. Hymn of the Ho­ly Child
  3. Joyfully, Joy­ful­ly, An­gels Are Sing­ing
  4. Last Dread Trump Is Sound­ing, The
  5. On the First Bright Christ­mas Day
  6. Ring On, Ye Joy­ous Christ­mas Bells!