John Mitchinson (bishop)

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The Rt Rev John Mitchinson, DD (23 September 1833–25 September 1918) was an English teacher and Anglican priest who was Bishop of Barbados and later served as Master of Pembroke College, Oxford.

He was born in Durham on 23 September 1833 and educated at Durham School and Pembroke College, Oxford.[1] He was an Assistant Master at Merchant Taylors’ then Headmaster of the King's School, Canterbury from 1859 to 1873. Ordained in 1860 he became Bishop of Barbados and the Windward Islands in 1873,[2] holding the post for 8 years. From 1891 to 1899 he was Rector of Sibstone,[3] then Archdeacon of Leicester, 1886–99. In that year he returned to his former college where he remained until his death on 25 September 1918 [4]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Who was Who 1897-1990. London: A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ Barbados-Anglican
  3. ^ The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory. London: Hamilton & Co 1889
  4. ^ The Times, Thursday, Sep 26, 1918; pg. 9; Issue 41905; col C Death of Bishop Mitchinson.

Further reading[edit]

  • Oxford DNB: John Mitchinson
  • Gilmore, John (1987) The Toiler of the Sees: a life of John Mitchinson, Bishop of Barbados. Wildey, St. Michael: Barbados National Trust
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Thomas Parry
Bishop of Barbados
1873–1881
Succeeded by
Herbert Bree