1837–1913

Introduction

Born: De­cem­ber 15, 1837, Can­ter­bu­ry, Kent, Eng­land.

Died: June 6, 1913, Hen­don, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Buried: West Hamp­stead, Lon­don, Eng­land.

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Biography

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.

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Lyrics

Music