Born: December 15, 1837, Canterbury, Kent, England.
Died: June 6, 1913, Hendon, London, England.
Buried: West Hampstead, London, England.
Ethelbert was the son of William Bullinger and Mary Bent, and husband of Emma Dobson.
A chorister at Canterbury Cathedral, he studied music for seven years under W. H. Longhurst of Canterbury, and afterwards under John Hullah & William Monk.
He was educated at King’s College, London (1860–61). He became an Anglican deacon in 1861, and priest in 1862.
He served as curate of St. Mary Magdalene, Bermondsey (1861–63); Tittleshall, Norfolk (1863–66); St. John, Notting Hill (1867–69); Leytenstone (1869–70); Walthamstow (1871–74); vicar of St. Stephen’s Walthamstow (1875–88); and minister of Brunswick Chapel, London (1891–94).
He was a Greek and Hebrew scholar, and the Archbishop of Canterbury awarded him an honorary Lambeth Doctor of Divinity degree in 1881.