Henry Le Fanu

Henry Frewen Le Fanu (1 April 1870 – 9 September 1946) was an Anglican bishop in Australia.[1][2]

Henry Frewen Le Fanu Memorial, St Martin's House, Brisbane

Born in Dublin, educated at Haileybury and Keble College, Oxford and ordained in 1894,[3] he began his ecclesiastical career as a curate in Poplar.[4] From 1899 to 1901 he was Chaplain to the Bishop of Rochester after which he held a similar post at Guy's Hospital. Emigrating to Australia he was successively Canon Residentiary and Archdeacon of St John's Cathedral, Brisbane (1904–1915), Coadjutor Bishop of Brisbane (1915–1929),[2] Archbishop of Perth and Primate of Australia. He was consecrated a bishop on 21 September 1915 at the cathedral by St Clair Donaldson, Archbishop of Brisbane,[5] and appointed a Sub-Prelate of the Order of St John of Jerusalem.[2] His former house in Cottesloe, Western Australia is named after him.


  1. ^ Order Of St John Of Jerusalem Promotions And Appointments (Official Appointments and Notices) The Times Wednesday, Jun 24, 1936; pg. 19; Issue 47409; col E
  2. ^ a b c Australian Dictionary of Biography Online edition
  3. ^ The Times, Tuesday, Dec 24, 1895; pg. 14; Issue 34768; col C London Ordinations
  4. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  5. ^ [1]
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Charles Riley
Archbishop of Perth
Succeeded by
Robert Moline
Preceded by
John Wright
Primate of Australia
Succeeded by
Howard Mowll