Arthur Greaves

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Arthur Ivan Greaves was an Anglican bishop in the mid 20th century.

He was born on 11 January 1873 and educated at Hurstpierpoint College and Keble College, Oxford.[1] After a period of study at Ripon College Cuddesdon he was ordained in 1897.[2]

His first post was as a Curate in Kettering[3] after which became Vicar of St Mary’s, Northampton before further incumbencies at Leicester and Finedon.[4] Subsequently Archdeacon of Oakham[5] and then Bishop of Grantham he was translated to Grimsby in 1937,[6] a post he held for a further 21 years.[7] A keen musician,[8] he died a year after his retirement on 29 November 1959.[9] His papers are housed within The National Archives.[10]


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ Ordinations. Canterbury The Times Wednesday, 22 December 1897; p. 3; Issue 35393; col C
  3. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  4. ^ During this time he also served as a Chaplain to the Forces during World War I > Who was Who (Ibid)
  5. ^ New Archdeacon Of Oakham The Times Monday, 24 December 1923; p. 7; Issue 43532; col G
  6. ^ Ecclesiastical News- Changes In Suffragan Bishoprics The Times Saturday, 6 November 1937; p. 8; Issue 47835; col F
  7. ^ Resignation of the Bishop Of Grimsby The Times Tuesday, 13 May 1958; p. 12; Issue 54149; col D
  8. ^ This is Lincolnshire
  9. ^ Obituary Dr. A. I. Greaves former Bishop Of Grimsby The Times Monday, 30 November 1959; p. 19; Issue 54631; col A
  10. ^ Catalogue details
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Ernest Morell Blackie
Bishop of Grantham
Succeeded by
Algernon Augustus Markham
Bishop of Grimsby
Succeeded by
Kenneth Healey