An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Andrewes, Lancelot

(1555-Sept. 26, 1626). Bishop and spiritual writer. He was born in Barking, England. He received his B.A. from Pembroke Hall in 1575, and was ordained in 1580. From 1589 until 1605 he was master of Pembroke, and in 1601 he became dean of Westminster. Andrewes was consecrated Bishop of Chichester on Nov. 3, 1605, and served there until Nov. 6, 1609, when he was translated to Ely. From Feb. 25, 1619, until his death he was Bishop of Winchester. The Private Devotions of Lancelot Andrewes is one of his most famous writings. His ministry is commemorated in the Episcopal calendar of the church year on Sept. 26.

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