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Alfred Willis - Bishop of Hawaii
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Saturday, February 3, 1872

Consecration of the Bishop of Hawaii

Friday being the "The Feast of Purification" was appointed for the consecration of the Rev. Alfred Willis M.A., vicar of St. Mark's, New Brompton, Chatham, who has been appointed Bishop of Hawaii (The Sandwich Islands), vacant by the resignation of the Right Rev. Dr. T. Staley. While Bishop Staley was at the head of the diocese he was designated the "Bishop of Honolulu." but the new Bishop, although his jurisdiction will be precisely the same, is called the "Bishop of Hawaii." Mr Willis was selected for the position, and yesterday morning his elevation to the episcopate was completed in the private chapel of Lambeth Palace. The Dean of Rochester, the very Rev. Robert Scott, D.D., spoke touchingly of the noble work that had been done by Mr. Willis in the district of New Brompton, a populous district on the Gillingham side of the Chatham Lines.

Bishop Willis was educated at St. John's College, Oxford, where he took his B.A. degree in 1859. In the same year he was ordained to the curacy of Strood, and in 1863 was appointed to the new vicarage of St. Mark's, New Brompton, which he has held up to the present time.

From The Saturday Gazette.


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