Campbell Hone

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The Rt Rev Campbell Richard Hone[1] (13 September 1873 – 16 May 1967) was an eminent Anglican Bishop in the second quarter of the 20th century.

He was born into an ecclesiastical family,[2] educated at Blackheath Proprietary School[3] and Wadham College, Oxford and ordained in 1898. After a period as Curate at Holy Trinity, Habergham Eaves he was appointed Domestic Chaplain to the Bishop of Wakefield.[4] From 1905 to 1909 he was Vice Principal of Leeds Clery School after which he was Vicar of Mount Pellon (and then Brighouse), Rural Dean of Whitby and Prebendary of York before his elevation to the Episcopate as the inaugural Bishop of Pontefract.[5] Translated to Wakefield in 1938, he retired in 1945 and died on 16 May 1967.[6]


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ His father was the Rev. Evelyn J. Hone, sometime Vicar of Esher > “Who was Who” 1897–2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ "The World of Donald McGill" Buckland,E: London, Blandford, 1990 ISBN 0-7137-1400-X
  4. ^ Wakefield Diocese web-site
  5. ^ With the additional title of Archdeacon of the area > Who was Who (Ibid)
  6. ^ Obituary-Bishop Hone The Times Wednesday, May 17, 1967; pg. 10; Issue 56943; col F
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Pontefract
1931 – 1938
Succeeded by
Tom Longworth
Preceded by
James Buchanan Seaton
Bishop of Wakefield
1938 – 1945
Succeeded by
Henry McGowan