Ju­ly 6, 1824, Bol­ton House, Rus­sell Square, Blooms­bu­ry, Eng­land.

Jan­u­a­ry 14, 1915, Miss­ion House, Cow­ley St. John, Ox­ford, Eng­land.

St. Ma­ry and St. John’s Church, Cow­ley, Ox­ford, Eng­land.


Benson was ed­u­cat­ed at Christ Church, Ox­ford, with a dou­ble sec­ond in Greats and Math­e­ma­tics (BA in hon­ors 1847, MA 1849).

On tak­ing Ho­ly Or­ders, he be­came Curate of St. Mark’s, Sur­bi­ton (1849), and Vic­ar of Cow­ley, Ox­ford, 1850. He was also Stu­dent of Christ Church, Ox­ford, and helped found the So­ci­e­ty of Saint John the Ev­an­gel­ist in 1866. His works in­clude:

  1. O Thou Whose All Re­deem­ing Might
  2. Praise to God Who Reigns Above