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Our Founder is Found!

Canon William Henry Cooper (circa 1890)

Canon William Henry Cooper founded the College of St Barnabas over 126 years ago. Until now we have not had a satisfactory image of him. But thanks to the tireless efforts of resident Rev Dr David Williams that has all changed.

Upon returning from a talk he was delivering at St Matthew’s Church in Croydon about Canon Cooper, David was greeted by an email with a photograph dating from approximately 1890 of the College founder courtesy of the Royal Geographic Society. Thank you David – we owe you a great debt of gratitude for bringing our founder home!

Rev Dr David Williams delivering a talk on Canon William Henry Cooper in St Matthew’s Church, Croydon