First name(s)
Henry Charles
Position(s) held at King's College London
Professor of Pastoral Theology, 1900-1903

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended
  • City of London School (1875) Ref: *1
  • Balliol College, Oxford (1878-1883)
  • BA, Balliol, 1883
Position(s) held (non King's College London)
  • Pastor, Bradfield College, Berkshire Ref: *2
  • Curate of St Matthew's, Mossley Hill (1882-1885) Ref: *1 *2
  • Chaplin to Hon. Society of Lincoln's Inn (c. 1900) Ref: *2
  • Canon of Westminster (1902) Ref: *1
  • Dean of Norwich (1911) Ref: *1
Professional activities
  • Awarding Examiner for Higher Certificates to the Joint Universities' Board Ref: *2
  • Ordained Deacon (1882) Ref: *1
  • Select Preacher at Oxford 1896-1897 and 1912–13 Ref: 1* *2
  • English tutor (English Literature) Ref: *2
  • Clark Lecturer, Trinity College, Cambridge (1900) Ref: *2
  • Select Preacher, Cambridge (1903, 1909, 1912) Ref: 1*
  • Select Preacher, Dublin (1905) Ref: 1*



Contributor to Waifs and Strays, Oxford undergraduate periodical, 1878-1883

(with J. W. Mackail and J. B. B. Nichols):

Mensae Secundae (1879)

Love in Idleness (1883) 

Love's Looking-Glass (1891)

Love in a Garden and other Poems (1895)

Cornhill Magazine (anonymous contributor)

Pages from a Private Diary; the Second Edition (1903) (under the pseudonym “Urbanus Sylvan”)

Edition on Milton (1900)

Religio laici (1902)

Provincial Letters and other Papers (1906)

The Bible Doctrine of Atonement (1907)

William Shakespeare … a Reply to Mr George Greenwood, MP (1908)

Biography of Francis Atterbury (1909)

Personal details

Date of birth
15 May 1859
Place of birth
16 Dorset Street, London
Date of death
25 February 1919
Place of death
Family details

Father was James Plumer George Beeching, mother was Harriet Skaife. Married Mary Bridges in 1890. Ref: *1 Together they had three daughters, Harriet Beeching(1892–), Phyllis Anne Maint Stephen (1894–) and Helen Impey Friedswide (1895–1983). Ref: *3


1.Sprent, F. P. “Beeching, Henry Charles (1859–1919).” Rev. H. C. G. Matthew. In Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford: OUP, 2004. Online ed., edited by David Cannadine, 2004. (accessed May 9, 2017).

2.Covering letter and testimonials, KA/FPA/1900, King’s College London Archives

3.”Henry Charles Beeching Rev.” Family Tree,

Photograph: Platinum print photographic portrait of Bowyer Nichols, J. W. Mackail, and H. C. Beeching, c.1882 By Frederick Hollyer - Scanned from The Earthly Paradise: Arts and Crafts by Wiliam Morris and his Circle in Canadian Collections, edited by Katharine A. Lochnan, Douglas E. Schoenherr, and Carole Silver, Key Porter Books, 1993, ISBN 1-55013-450-7, Public Domain,

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