Alexander Hamilton (bishop)

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Alexander Kenneth Hamilton (1915–2001) was an eminent Anglican clergyman during the second half of the 20th century.[1]

Educated at Malvern [2] and Trinity Hall, Cambridge, he was ordained in 1940. His first post was as a Curate in Birstall, Leicestershire,[3] after which he was a Chaplain in the RNVR. When peace returned he was Vicar of St Francis, Ashton Gate.[4] Appointed Rural Dean of Central Newcastle in 1962, when Vicar of the Parish Church of St John the Baptist, Grainger Street, he became Bishop of Jarrow three years later.[5]


  1. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76. London: Oxford University Press, 1976. ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ Church details
  5. ^ Ecclesiastical News New Bishop Of Jarrow The Times Wednesday, 13 Jan 1965; pg. 12; Issue 56218; col G
Religious titles
Preceded by
Mervyn Armstrong
Bishop of Jarrow
1965 – 1980
Succeeded by
Michael Thomas Ball