|Bishop of London|
Arthur Winnington-Ingram shortly after his appointment as Bishop of London in 1901
|Church||Church of England|
|Diocese||Diocese of London|
|Other posts||Bishop of Stepney
26 January 1858|
Stanford-on-Teme, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
|Died||26 May 1946
|Parents||Revd Edward Winnington-Ingram and Louisa Pepys|
|Alma mater||Keble College, Oxford|
Early life and career
He was born in the rectory at Stanford-on-Teme, Worcestershire, the fourth son of the Revd Edward Winnington-Ingram and of Louisa (daughter of Henry Pepys, Bishop of Worcester). Ingram was educated at Marlborough College and Keble College, Oxford. His younger brother Edward and his nephew (Edward's son) Arthur both became Archdeacons of Hereford.
He was a private tutor in Europe, 1881–84; curate at St Mary's, Shrewsbury, 1884–85; private chaplain to the Bishop of Lichfield, 1885–89; head of Oxford House Settlement, Bethnal Green 1889–97, chaplain to the Archbishop of York, 1889; rector of Bethnal Green, 1895; rural dean of Spitalfields, 1896; and canon of St Paul's Cathedral, 1897.
In 1897, Winnnington-Ingram was raised to the episcopate as the second suffragan Bishop of Stepney. In 1901, after the death of Mandell Creighton, he was nominated to the see of London, and he was in the same year appointed as a Privy Counsellor. As a preacher he proved very successful. He was a leader in social work in London's East End. As an administrator he has been judged inefficient in maintaining standards among the clergy in comparison with his disciplinarian-minded successor Geoffrey Fisher, a feature aggravated by his lengthy tenure.
World War I
During World War I Winnington-Ingram threw himself into supporting the war effort. He saw the war as a ‘great crusade to defend the weak against the strong’ and accepted uncritically stories of German atrocities. For a clergyman the language he used about the German people verged on xenophobia and Herbert Asquith, Prime Minister at the outbreak of the war, described his pitch as "jingoism of the shallowest kind." He spoke in aid of recruiting drives and later in the war urged his younger clergy to consider enlisting as combatants. Chaplain from 1901 to the London Rifle Brigade and London Royal Naval Volunteers, he visited the troops on both the Western Front and at Salonika and the Grand Fleet at Rosyth and Scapa Flow.
Later life and legacy
On 22 May 1946, Winnington-Ingram was taken ill while playing golf and he died a few days later on 26 May 1946 in Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire. His remains were buried at St Paul's Cathedral. He never married, although while Bishop of Stepney he was briefly engaged to Lady Ulrica Duncombe, a friend of Queen Alexandra and daughter of William Ernest Duncombe, 1st Earl of Feversham of Ryedale and Mabel Violet Graham.
Unless otherwise indicated, all titles sourced from his sketch in Crockford's Clerical Directory 1938:
- Old Testament Difficulties (1890)
- New Testament Difficulties (1892)
- Church Difficulties (1893)
- Work in Great Cities (1895)
- Messengers, Watchmen, Stewards (1896)
- The Men Who Crucified Christ (1896)
- Friends of the Master (1897)
- Banners of the Christian Faith (1899)
- Popular Objections to Christianity (1899)
- The Afterglow of a Great Reign (1901)
- Under the Dome (1902)
- Addresses in Holy Week (1902)
- Faith of Church and Nation (1904)
- Lenten Addresses (1905)
- The Gospel in Action (1906)
- A mission of the Spirit (1906)
- The Call of the Father (1907)
- The Love of the Trinity (1908)
- Joy in God(1909)
- Into the Fighting Line (1909)
- The Mysteries of God (1910)
- Secrets of Strength (1911)
- The Attractiveness of Goodness (1913)
- The Gospel of the Miraculous (1913)
- A Day of God (1914)
- The Eyes of Flames (1914)
- The Church in time of war (1915)
- The Potter and the Clay (1917)
- Rays of Dawn (1918)
- Victory and After (1919)
- Spirit of Peace (1921)
- Rebuilding the Walls (1922)
- The Spirit of Jesus (1925)
- The Sword of Goliath (1926)
- Some World Problems (1927)
- Holiday Recollections of a World Tour (1928)
- Why am I a Christian? (1929)
- Good News from God (1930)
- What the Cross Means to Me (1934)
- Has God spoken to man? (1934)
- Has the Kingdom of God Arrived? (1935)
- Nine Christian Virtues (1936)
- Every Man's Problems and Difficulties (1937)
- What a Layman Should Believe (1938)
- The Secrets of Happiness (1939)
- Fifty Years' Work in London (1940)
- Secrets of Fortitude (1940)
- Thicknesse, Cuthbert (1959). Wickham Legg, LG; Williams, ET, eds. Dictionary of National Biography, 1941–1950. Oxford University Press. p. 964.
- "Winnington-Ingram, Ven. Arthur John". Who Was Who 1920–2008. Who's Who (December 2007 online ed.). A & C Black an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 4 June 2013.
- Dictionary of National Biography, 1941–1950. p. 965.
- History, Oxford House.
- Who's Who, 1901
- The London Gazette: . 19 March 1901.
- The London Gazette: . 14 May 1901.
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 29. Oxford University Press. 2004. p. 281. ISBN 0-19-861379-2.Article by Jeremy Morris.
- "Dr AF Winnington-Ingram" (Obituaries). The Times (London). Monday, 27 May 1946. (50462), col D, p. 6.
- Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 29. p. 282.
- "Winnington Ingram". Auckland Star. XXXII (111). 11 May 1901. p. 5.
- Prior, James (11 December 1985). "Theodora Cowan - Chipping away at a career ... and sexism". The Sun (Sydney) . p. 49.
- Sturgeon, Graeme (1978). The Development of Australian Sculpture 1788-1975. London: Thames and Hudson. p. 48.
- Bishop Winnington-Ingram Primary School website
- Who Was Who, 1941-1950. A and C Black. 1952. p. 588.
- Who Was Who, 1941-1950. p. 589.
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- Percy Colson, Life of the Bishop of London: An Authorised Biography; A Tribute on His Jubilee 1885-1935 (1935)
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