William Boyd Carpenter

CARPENTER, William Boyd. b. Liverpool, 26 March 1841; d. Westminster, 26 October 1918. The son of a clergyman, Boyd Carpenter was educated at the Royal Institution, Liverpool and St Catherine’s College, Cambridge (BA 1864). He was ordained and served curacies at Maidstone (1864-66), Clapham (1866-67) and Lewisham (1867-70). He was then incumbent of two London parishes, St James’s, Holloway (1870-79) and Christ Church, Lancaster Gate (1879-84). In 1877 he was invited to preach before Queen Victoria; he was appointed an Honorary Chaplain to the Queen in 1879 and a Canon of Windsor (1882). A sermon preached in the private chapel at Windsor was published as Christian Altruism (1883). He was...

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