Edward Ashurst Welch

Short Name: Edward Ashurst Welch
Full Name: Welch, Edward Ashurst, 1860-1932
Birth Year: 1860
Death Year: 1932

Welch, Edward Ashurst, M.A., of King's College, Cambridge (B.A. 1882), Domestic Chaplain to the late Bp. of Durham, and Vicar of St. Bede's, Gateshead, is the author of "Thou Who didst call Thy saints of old." (For Theological College.)

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)


Welch, Edward Ashurst. (Orpington, England, August 22, 1860--August 6, 1932, Southchurch, England). Anglican. King's College, Cambridge, B.A., 1883; M.A. 1886. Taught tehological students at Auckland Castle (Durham), 1887-1889; Trinity College, Toronto (Ontario), 1895-1899. Pastorates at Haggerston (as curate to Samuel John Stone), 1885-1887; Gateshead, 1890-1895; St. James' Cathedral, Toronto, 1899-1909; Wakefield (Yorkshire), 1909-1917; Southchurch, 1918-1932. While in Canada he did much to ease relations between "high" and "low" Anglicans, and to shape the 1908 Book of Common Praise. His hymns were written for specific occasions, including his own wedding.

See: Macdonald, F.C. (1936). Edward Amhurst Welch. Cambridge University Press (privately printed).

--Hugh D. McKellar, DNAH Archives

Texts by Edward Ashurst Welch (4)sort descendingAsInstances
Lord, behold us with thy favorCanon Edward A. Welch (Author)3
O Father, on our festal dayCanon Edward A. Welch (Author)2
Thou, who didst call thy saints of oldE. A. Welch (Author)4
We lift our hearts, O FatherE. A. Welch, 1860-1932 (Author)5
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