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George Chalmers Richmond

Clergyman

George Chalmers Richmond, American clergyman. Member American Academy Political and Social Science, Fabian Society (London).; Mason (32 degree).

Background

Richmond, George Chalmers was born on April 10, 1870 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William Lockhart and Elizabeth (Chalmers) Richmond.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1895. Yale Theological School, 2 years. Bachelor of Divinity, Hartford Theological Seminary, 1898.

Unmarried. Deacon, 1902, priest, 1903, P.E. Church. Assistant to Bishop Huntington, 1901-1904. Assistant Church of Holy Trinity, New York, 1904-1905.

Rector St. George’s Church, Rochester, New York, 1905-1908, old St. John’s Church, Philadelphia, 1908-1918. Renounced Episcopal orders, December 24, 1918, and became independent minister Calvary Church, New York City. Minister Central Church, St. Louis, 1920-1921.

Minister Community Church, Los Angeles, 1922-1924. In England, 1924-1925, preaching, lecturing and studying social conditions. While in England his case was reviewed by the authorities of the Established Church and they unanimously requested the Bishop of Pennsylvania to reopen the case and restore him to priestly office.

Was presented for trial in ecclesiastical court of Diocese of Pennsylvania, under 127 charges for defiance of Bishop P.M. Rhinelander. Pleaded own case and was acquitted of 124 and found guilty on 3 charges. Was suspended for 2 years, but immediately restored.

Rector Webster Hall Religious Forum, Detroit, 1926. Later preached in England and Scotland. Acting rector All Saints Parish and Christ Church, Brooklyn, New York.

1931-1932; lecturer San Francisco Religious Forum and special preacher under bishop of California, 1933.

Career

Assistant to Bishop Huntington, 1901-1904. Assistant Church of Holy Trinity, New York, 1904-1905. Minister Central Church, St. Louis, 1920-1921.

Minister Community Church, Los Angeles, 1922-1924.

Works

  • Other Work

    • The Pulpit and the Revolution, 1920. Memorial of F.D. Huntington.

Membership

Member American Academy Political and Social Science, Fabian Society (London). Mason (32 degree).

Connections

father:
William Lockhart Richmond

mother:
Elizabeth (Chalmers) Richmond