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BICKERSTETH.

Cathedral in 1866; "The Victor on his Throne delivering up the Kingdom,"—an Oxford Lenten sermon, 1867"; a Consecration sermon in Westminster Abbey, Feb. 24, 1869; "Enoch,"—an Oxford Lenten sermon, 1869; "Counsels of Peace for the Church of England,"—an address to the Clergy of the Rural Deanery of Handsworth, 1877; "The Reform of Convocation," 1877; "St. Paul's Message to Archippas,"—an Ordination sermon, 1878; "The Mercian Church and St. Chad,"—an Address delivered in Lichfield Cathedral on March 2, 1880; "Man in the Universe without God,"—a sermon preached at the request of the "Christian Evidence Society," July, 1880; "Marriage with a Deceased Wife's Sister," Oct., 1881. He also brought out a new edition of Evans's "Bishopric of Souls," 1877. Dean Bickersteth was a member of the company appointed by Convocation to revise the New Testament; and he is the writer of an Exposition of St. Mark's Gospel for the "Pulpit Commentary."


BICKERSTETH, The Rev. Edward Henry, M.A., born at Islington, Jan. 25, 1825, son of the late Rev. Edward Bickersteth, Rector of Watton, was educated at Watton and Trinity College, Cambridge. He was Chancellor's English Medallist in 1844, 1845, and 1846; proceeded B.A. (Sen. Opt.) in 1847, Classical Tripos, 3rd Class; took the degree of M.A. in 1850; and gained the Seatonion Prize in 1854. Mr. Bickersteth became Curate of Banningham, Norfolk, in 1848; Curate of Christ Church, Tunbridge Wells, in 1852; Rector of Hinton Martell, Dorset, in the same year; Vicar of Christ Church, Hampstead, in 1855; Chaplain to the Bishop of Ripon in 1861; and Rural Dean of Highgate in 1878. He is author of the following books—"Poems," 1848; "Water from the Well-Spring," 1853; "The Rock of Ages; or, Scripture Testimony to the One Eternal Godhead of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit," 1858; "Practical and Explanatory Commentary on the New Testament," 1864; "Yesterday, To-day, and for Ever: a Poem in 12 books," 1866; "The Spirit of Life; or, Scripture Testimony to the Divine Person and Work of the Holy Ghost," 1868; "The Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer," 1870; "The Two Brothers, and other Poems," 1871; "The Master's Home-Call," 1872; "The Reef and other Parables," 1873; "The Shadowed Home and the Light Beyond," 1874; and, "The Lord's Table," 1882. The "Hymnal Companion," of which a revised and enlarged edition, with tunes, appeared in 1876, is now in use in more than two thousand churches in England and the colonies.


BICKERSTETH, The Right Rev. Robert, D.D., F.R.S., Bishop of Ripon, fourth son of the Rev. John Bickersteth, M.A., Rector of Sapcote, Leicestershire, and nephew of the late Lord Langdale, born at Acton, Suffolk, Aug. 24, 1816; was intended for the medical profession, but preferring the Church, entered Queen's College, Cambridge, and graduated B.A. in honours in 1841, and M.A. in 1846. He was ordained to the curacy of Sapcote in 1841; was Curate at St. Giles's, Reading, in 1843–4, at the parish church of Clapham in 1845, and became Incumbent of St. John's Church, Clapham, towards the close of that year. He was appointed to the rectory of St. Giles-in-the-Fields in 1851, though, from the diminution of income which he suffered by the operation of the Metropolitan Burials Act, his promotion considerably curtailed his revenue. He was appointed a Canon Residentiary of Salisbury in 1854, and was promoted to the see of Ripon in 1856. Dr. Bickersteth has written "Bible Landmarks," published in 1850; "Lent Lectures, Means of Grace," in 1851; a volume of Sermons in 1866; Charges delivered to