Ross Hook

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Ross Sydney Hook (1917-1996) was an Anglican bishop in the 20th century.

Educated at Christ’s Hospital[1] and Peterhouse College, Cambridge, he was ordained in 1942. After World War II service in the RNVR he was appointed Chaplain of Ridley Hall, Cambridge. From here he rose rapidly in the Church hierarchy being successively Vicar of Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Rural Dean of Chelsea and a Canon Residentiary at Rochester Cathedral before being ordained to the episcopate[2] as Bishop of Grantham in 1965. He was translated to Bradford seven years later.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ The Times, Thursday, Dec 9, 1965; pg. 3; Issue 56512; col E New Bishop of Grantham consecrated
  3. ^ The Times, Wednesday, Jun 28, 1972; pg. 16; Issue 58516; col A New Bishop of Bradford
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Anthony Otter
Bishop of Grantham
1965– 1972
Succeeded by
Dennis Gascoyne Hawker
Preceded by
Clement George St Michael Parker
Bishop of Bradford
1972 – 1980
Succeeded by
Geoffrey Paul