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Memorable Manitobans: Malcolm Taylor MacAdam Harding (1863-1949)


Born at Herts, England in 1863, his clerical career began as a lay reader in the Diocese of London. He came to Canada at the age of 24 to work as a missionary in a lumber camp at Mattawa, Ontario. He was ordained a Deacon in 1888 and a Priest in 1889, and was Curate at St. George’s Anglican Chuch at Kingston, Ontario until 1892. The following year, he came to Manitoba as the Rector of St. Matthew’s Anglican Cathedral in Brandon. In 1911, he was elected Bishop of the Diocese of Qu'Appelle. He was the Bishop of Rupert’s Land from 1934 to 1942. He retired in 1943 and moved to Toronto, Ontario where he died on 21 April 1949. He was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.


“Archbishop Harding dies aged 86,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 April 1949, page 1.

“Harding funeral set for Monday at St. John’s,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 April 1949, page 12.

Guide to the Holdings of the Archives of Rupert’s Land, Records of the Anglican Church of Canada, No. 1, by Wilma MacDonald, St. John’s College Press, 1986, page 3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 March 2017

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