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Charles Gore (1853-1932), Bishop of Worcester, Birmingham and Oxford; theologian

Sitter in 7 portraits
Ordained in 1878, Gore served in a variety of positions before being consecrated Bishop of Worcester in 1902. He moved to the new see of Birmingham in 1905 and to Oxford in 1911. He resigned in 1919 and moved to London, where he preached and wrote extensively, lectured at King's College, and served the University of London as Dean of the Theological Faculty. Gore believed it was necessary to correlate Christian theology with scientific and historical knowledge and translate it into social action. This conviction found expression in Lux Mundi: A Series of Studies in the Religion of the Incarnation (1889), which Gore edited and which became a major text of liberal Anglo-Catholicism.

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Charles Gore

by John Lemmon Russell
albumen print, 1902
NPG P1700(76c)


Charles Gore

by Sir John Lavery
oil on canvas, 1905
NPG 5526


Charles Gore

by John Lemmon Russell
vintage bromide print, 1902
NPG x159087


Charles Gore

by London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
bromide postcard print, 1905-1911
NPG x138233


Charles Gore; Lady Ottoline Morrell

by Philip Edward Morrell
vintage snapshot print, 1916
NPG Ax140427