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Perry, Charles
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(1807, London – Dec 2, 1891, Cambridge), founding Anglican bishop of Melbourne. Perry studied in Cambridge, and was ordained in 1836. On the advice of Henry Venn, secretary of the Church Missionary Society, Perry was elevated as bishop of Melbourne on Jun 29, 1847, and arrived in Melbourne (population 43,000) on Jan 23, 1848. The gold rushes made Melbourne the financial capital of Australia. Perry supported the Gorham view on baptismal renewal, in opposition to the High Church (High Church movement) majority among other Australian bishops, and tried hard, but…

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Hutchinson, Mark, “Perry, Charles”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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