1879–1961

Introduction

Born: June 4, 1879, Ox­ford, Eng­land.

Died: Ju­ly 1961, New South Wales, Aus­tral­ia (pos­si­bly near Ep­ping).

Buried: In the Ang­li­can sect­ion of Rook­wood Ce­me­te­ry, New South Wales, Aus­tral­ia.

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Biography

Pilcher was ed­u­cat­ed at Hert­ford Col­lege, Ox­ford (BA 1905).

He be­came an Ang­li­can priest and em­i­grat­ed to Ca­na­da in 1906.

From 1906–36, he taught the­o­lo­gy, Old Test­a­ment lit­er­a­ture, and New Test­a­ment lan­guage and li­ter­a­ture at Wy­cliffe Col­lege in To­ron­to.

He played bass cla­r­inet in the To­ron­to Sym­pho­ny Or­ches­tra, was pre­cent­or at se­ver­al church­es, served at St. James Ca­thed­ral, and was bi­shop co-ad­ju­tor of Syd­ney, Aus­tral­ia (1936–56). He was al­so sec­re­ta­ry to the com­mit­tee for the Aus­tral­ian hymn book.

Abbey taught mu­sic for sev­er­al years, and was a mu­sic pub­lish­er.

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