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Bishop Arthur Nutter Thomas
Bishop Arthur Nutter Thomas
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A panel under his coat of arms commemorates Bishop Arthur Nutter Thomas.

Elected bishop of Adelaide (in succession to J. R. Harmer) by a panel of selectors in England, Thomas was consecrated in Westminster Abbey on 2 February 1906. He arrived in South Australia on 2 April and was enthroned in St Peter's Cathedral two days later. His episcopate was to span 34 years and 179 days, the longest, to then, of any Anglican in Australia. The diocese covered the whole State so that, in addition to the tasks of administration in Adelaide, the bishop had to do much travelling. He died in 1954. 


Address:27 King William Road, St Peter`s Cathedral, North Adelaide, 5006
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.913042
Long: 138.598341
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Front Inscription

Arthur Nutter Thomas
Fourth Bishop of Adelaide

Born 1869
Consecrated in Westminster Abbey
Feast of the Purification 1906

A chief founder of St Mark`s College and Woodlands School 

During his Episcopate this Cathedral church was enriched with many gifts and the missionary cause greatly advanced

Resigned 1940 - Died 1954

Pastor, Scholar and Friend

Source: MA,ADB
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