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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 348 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COWLEY FATHERS, the name commonly given to the members of the Society of Mission Priests of St John the Evangelist, an Anglican religious community, the headquarters of which are in England, at Cowley St John, close to Oxford. The society was founded in 1865 by the Rev. R. M. Benson " for the cultivation of a life dedicated to God according to the principles of poverty, chastity and obedience." The society, which is occupied both with educational and missionary work, has a house in London and branch houses at Bombay and Poona in India, at Cape Town and at St Cuthbert's, Kaffraria, in South Africa; and at Boston in the United States of America. The costume of the Cowley Fathers consists of a black frock or cassock confined by a black cord and a long black cloak.
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ABRAHAM COWLEY (1618-1667)

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I do not think that Cowley Fathers have a branch in Bombay, India. My understanding is that they left India in the 50s, handing over their Educational Institutions and Churches to the Church of North India. If you know of a Branch in Bombay or anywhere in India, I would like to get in touch with them. Thanks Rgds G.Jacob
the cowley fathers founded st.peter's school in bombay, mazagoan. you should be able to get some info from there i guess...
Im an ex student of St. Peters. The school was handed over by the fathers after a court order in 1954. The Cowley fathers continued to visit the school as pastors of St. Peters Chrch upto their withdrawal in 1964. They do no have any office in mumbai as of now.
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