He was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge.
In 1904 he embarked on his ecclesiastical career with a curacy at Street Cuthbert, Bensham. From 1907 to 1910 he was Domestic Chaplain to the Bishop of Rangoon, and from 1911 to 1914 curate of Thaxted. From 1914 to 1918 he was Vicar of Horley, Oxfordshire.
During World War I he was also a temporary Chaplain to the Forces in France and attached to the Russian Red Cross at Erzerum.
From 1926 to 1927 he was Chaplain of Saint George"s Cathedral, Jerusalem and then, before his elevation to the Episcopate, Archdeacon of Cyprus from 1928 to 1932. A Sub-Prelate of the Order of Street John of Jerusalem, he died on 13 March 1976.