John Ashton (bishop)

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This article is about the bishop. For the artist also named John William Ashton (1881–1963), see Will Ashton.

John William Ashton (1866 – 20 March 1964) was the second Bishop of Grafton.[1]

Ashton was educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield and the University College, Oxford before beginning his ordained ministry as a curate at All Saints' Northampton.[2] In 1896 he emigrated to Australia where he was Rector of St Andrew’s Brisbane and then Vicar of East St Kilda before his ordination to the episcopate. He died on 20 March 1964.[3]


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ All Saints' Northampton website
  3. ^ Bishop Ashton (Obituaries) The Times Saturday, Mar 21, 1964; pg. 12; Issue 55966; col A
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Cecil Henry Druitt
Bishop of Grafton
1921 –1938
Succeeded by
William Henry Webster Stevenson