Francis Balfour (bishop)

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The Right Reverend Arthur Chandler (b Sorrento 21 June 1846; d Mafeteng 3 February 1924) was Assistant Bishop of Bloemfontein from 1910 until his death.[1]

Balfour was educated at Harrow; Trinity College, Cambridge; and Cuddesdon. He was ordained deacon in 1872, and priest in 1874. After a curacy in Buckingham he went out as a missionary, firstly to Basutoland and then to Mashonaland.[2] He was Archdeacon of Bloemfontein from 1901 until 1906; and of Basutoland from 1907 to 1922. [3]


  1. ^ Bishop Balfour. The (London, England), Tuesday, 5 February 1924; pg. 12; Issue 43567
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1908 p64: London, Horace Cox, 1908
  3. ^ "Balfour, Francis Richard Townley". Who's Who. 1920–2016 (2 March 2018 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 2 March 2018. (subscription or UK public library membership required)