Charles Reichel


Charles Parsons Reichel was an Anglican Bishop and author[1] in the 19th century.[2]
He was born in 1816,[3] educated at Trinity College, Dublin and ordained in 1847.[4] After a curacy at St. Mary's Church, Dublin he was Professor of Latin at Queen's College, Belfast[5] from 1850 to 1864. A son, Sir Harry Reichel, was the first Principal of the University College of North Wales, Bangor, and a Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wales. During his career he held incumbencies at Trim, Mullingar and Clonmacnoise. He was Archdeacon of Meath from 1875 to 1882;[6]Dean of Clonmacnoise from 1882 to 1885 before being consecrated Bishop of Meath in 1885, a position he held until his death on 29 March 1894.[7]


  1. ^ Amongst others he wrote "Sermons on the Prayer Book", 1857, "Tracts on the Ordinal ", 1872 and "The origins of Christianity", 1882 > British Library web site accessed 12:18 GMT Thursday 15 April 2010
  2. ^ "A New History of Ireland" Moody,T.M;Martin,F.X;Byrne,F.J;Cosgrove,F:By Theodore William Moody, Francis X. Martin, Francis John Byrne, Art Cosgrove: Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-821745-5
  3. ^ A History of Pudsey
  4. ^ The Clergy List” London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  5. ^ "History of the Diocese of Meath" Healy,J:Dublin, Association for promoting Christian Knowledge, 1908
  6. ^ ""Fifty years of disestablishment" Patton, H.E. p338: Dublin; Association Promoting Christian Knowledge; 1922
  7. ^ Obituary The Bishop Of Meath The Times Friday, 30 March 1894; pg. 8; Issue 34225; col A