Arthur James Mason

MASON, Arthur James. b. Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, 4 May 1851; d. Canterbury, 24 April 1928. The son of a former High Sherriff of Nottinghamshire, he was educated at Repton School and Trinity College, Cambridge (BA 1872). He was elected a Fellow of Trinity College (1873), and took Holy Orders (deacon 1874, priest 1875). He was perpetual curate, St Michael’s, Cambridge (1875-77). Between graduating and taking Holy Orders, Mason taught at Wellington College, where the headmaster was Edward White Benson*. When Benson went to Truro as first bishop, he invited Mason to become diocesan missioner and canon of the cathedral, a post he held from 1877 to 1884. Mason later described him as ‘my...

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