Rev Eric Dudley RICE M.A. 
- Born: 30 Mar 1876
- Marriage (1): Adelaide Maud SAMUEL  on 24 Jun 1914 in Holy Trinity Tauranga NZ
- Died: NZ
20 May1886 Eric Dudley Rice was enrolled at Devenport School Auckland his birthdate is given as 30 Mar 1876 he was the son of V G Rice, his last school was Mt Eden.
Eric was ordained 1906.
INDUCTION OF THE NEW VICAR OF TAURANGA.
Septuagesima Sunday, 19th January. 1913, was a memorable day in the history of the Parochial District of Tauranga. . . . . . The Bishop appointed the Rev. Eric Dudley Rice, who arrived in Tauranga by the Ngapuhi on Friday last. As the Bishop had to be present at the meeting of the General Synod in Nelson on Thursday, it was impossible for him to institute Mr Rice himself and in his absence, the Ven. Archdeacon Tisdall, Archdeacon of Tauranga inducted Mr Rice on Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Tauranga. . . . . .
Ref: Papers Past Bay Of Plenty Times, Volume XLI, Issue 5910, 22 January 1913, Page 2
THE FOUNDING OF THE CHURCH IN THE DIOCESE OF WAIAPU
. . . . . the Rev. Eric Dudley Rice, also a Canon of Waiapu, who was appointed m 1916, and resigned at the end of 1924 to take charge of the Parish of Waipukurau. . . . .
Ref: Papers Past Waiapu Church Gazette, Volume XX, Issue 8, 1 February 1930, Page 13
The Diocesan Intercession Paper.
. . . . . For the Rev. Eric Dudley Rice, M.A., Canon, Vicar designate of Waipukurau. . . . .
Ref: Papers Past Waiapu Church Gazette, Volume XV, Issue 4, 1 October 1924, Page 451
Eric is not proved son to Vincent Edward Rice but it is highly probabable. 2012
Eric married Adelaide Maud SAMUEL  [MRIN: 5170], daughter of Edward SAMUEL  and Unknown, on 24 Jun 1914 in Holy Trinity Tauranga NZ. (Adelaide Maud SAMUEL  was born about 1887 and died in 1954.)