November 8, 1840, St. Paul’s Cray, Kent, England.

December 1, 1925, St. Edmund’s College, Salisbury, England.

Son of Rev. R. B. Bourne, George was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford (BA 1863, BCL 1866, DCL 1871). Taking Holy Orders in 1863, he served as Assistant Curate of Sandford-on-Thames (1863–65), Head Master of St. Andrew’s Chardstock (1866–74), and as of 1886 was Warden of that school, which was transferred to St. Edmund’s, Salisbury (1874–85); Chaplain to the Bishop of Bloemfontein, South Africa (1879–98); Sub-dean of Salisbury Cathedral (1887–1901); and Treasurer and Prebendary of Salisbury Cathedral (1901). His works include:

  1. Lord, Enthroned in Heavenly Splendor
  2. O Christ, Our God
  3. O Christ, the King of Human Life
  4. Of the Wondrous Body, O My Tongue Be Telling
  5. Scarce Discerning Aught Before Us