Edward Henderson (priest)

Edward Lowry Henderson was a priest in the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church in the first half of the 20th century.[1]

Born in 1873 and educated at Radley and Oriel College, Oxford,[2] he was ordained in 1899.[3] His first post was as a Curate of St Anne's Limehouse, after which he was Rector of Lowestoft and then a Residentiary Canon at Gloucester Cathedral. In 1919 he was appointed Provost of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh.[4] In 1925 he became Dean of St Albans [5] and a decade later of Salisbury.[6] He retired in 1943, becoming Dean Emeritus [7] and died on 26 September 1947. His son Edward was Bishop of Bath and Wells.


  1. Obituary Very Reverend E. L. Henderson Dean Emeritus Of Salisbury The Times Tuesday, September 30, 1947; pg. 6; Issue 50879; col E
  2. “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  4. ”Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000” Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8
  5. New Dean Of St. Albans. Provost E. L. Henderson The Times Thursday, December 18, 1924; pg. 14; Issue 43838; col E
  6. Deanery Of Salisbury Appointment Of The Dean Of St. Albans The Times Monday, December 02, 1935; pg. 14; Issue 47236; col C
  7. National Archives
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Skinner Wilson
Provost of St Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh
1920 1925
Succeeded by
William James Margetson
Preceded by
George Wilfrid Blenkin
Dean of St Albans
1925 1935
Succeeded by
Cuthbert Carroll Thicknesse
Preceded by
John Hugh Granville Randolph
Dean of Salisbury
1936 1943
Succeeded by
Henry Charles Robins
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