December 14, 1824, Doncaster, England.
March 6, 1901, Oxford, England.
In the Christ Church section of Osney Cemetery, Oxford.
Bright was educated at University College, Oxford (BA 1846, MA 1849). In 1847, he was a Johnson’s Theological Scholar, and in 1848 won the Ellerton Theological Essay prize. He was elected to Fellow in 1847, and subsequently became Tutor of his College.
Taking Holy Orders in 1848, he was for some time Tutor at Trinity College, Glenalmond. In 1859 he returned to Oxford, and in 1868 became Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Canon of Christ Church. His works include:
- Athanasius and Other Poems, by a Fellow of a College, 1858
- History of the Church from the Edict of Milan, to the Council of Chalcedon, 1860
- Ancient Collects, Selected from Various Rituals, 1857 and second edition, 1862
- Sermons of St. Leo the Great on the Incarnation, 1862
- Hymns and Other Poems, 1866, 1874
- Faith and Life, 1864–66
- Chapters of Early English Church History, 1877
- Private Prayers for a Week
- Family Prayers for a Week
- Notes on the Canons of the First Four Councils
- Latin Version of the Prayer Book, 1865–69, with Rev. P. G. Medd
- St. Athanasius’ Orations Against the Arians, 1873
- Socrates’ Ecclesiastical History
- And Now, O Father, Mindful of the Love
- And Now the Wants Are Told
- At Thy Feet, O Christ
- Behold Us, Lord, Before Thee Met
- God the Father, God the Son
- He Sat to Watch o’er Customs Paid
- Holy Name of Jesus
- How Oft, O Lord, Thy Face Hath Shone
- Now at the Night’s Return We Raise
- Once Again, O Blessèd Time
- Once, Only Once
- Still Throned in Heav’n
- Thou, the Christ Forever One
- We Know Thee Who Thou Art