1820–1885

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Born: Ap­ril 30, 1820, Henley-on-Thames, Ox­ford­shire, Eng­land.

Died: Oc­to­ber 24, 1885, Ely, Cam­bridge­shire, Eng­land.

Buried: Ely Ca­thed­ral, Ely, Eng­land.

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Biography

Woodford was ed­u­cat­ed at Mer­chant Tay­lors School and at Pem­broke Col­lege, Cam­bridge, where he was a schol­ar (BA Sen­ior Op­ti­me, 2nd class in the Clas­sic­al Tri­pos).

He was or­dained in 1843, and be­came se­cond Mas­ter at Bi­shop’s Col­lege, Bris­tol, and cur­ate of St. John the Bap­tist, Broad Street, Bris­tol. He be­came in­cum­bent of St. Sav­iour’s, Coal­pit Heath, 1845; of St. Mark’s, Eas­ton, Bris­tol, 1848; and vi­car of Kemps­ford, Glou­ces­ter­shire, 1855.

In 1868, the Crown pre­ferred him to the vi­car­age of Leeds up­on Dr. At­lay’s ap­point­ment as Bi­shop of Here­ford.

Woodford was se­ver­al times Se­lect Preach­er at Camb­ridge, and was al­so Hon. Chap­lain to the Queen (1867). In 1873, he was con­se­crat­ed in West­min­ster Ab­bey as Bi­shop of Ely. He al­so found­ed the Ely The­o­lo­gic­al Col­lege.

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