Austin Hodson

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Augustine John Hodson (called Austin)[1] was Bishop of Tewkesbury from 1938[2] until 1955.[3]

Born on 6 May 1879 he was educated at Lichfield Grammar School and Christ Church, Oxford.[4] In 1906 he studied for ordination at St Stephen's House, Oxford followed by a curacy at All Saint’s, Cheltenham. Between 1911 and 15 he was Assistant Missioner to the Gloucester Diocesan Mission before wartime service as a temporary chaplain.[5] Following the Armistice he held incumbencies in Chalford and then Wotton-under-Edge. He was Archdeacon of Gloucester from 1943 to 1948.

He died on 28 January 1961.[6]


  1. ^ National Archives – Bishops of Tewkesbury
  2. ^ Ecclesiastical News. Bishop of Tewkesbury consecrated The Times (London, England), Saturday, Feb 26, 1938; pg. 14; Issue 47929
  3. ^ The Times, Tuesday, 29 Mar 1955; pg. 8; Issue 53200C; col D Resignation of the Bishop of Tewsbury
  4. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 071363457X
  5. ^ Reference in National archives
  6. ^ Right Rev. Augustine Hodson. The Times (London, England), Monday, Jan 30, 1961; pg. 12; Issue 54992
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Tewkesbury
1938 – 1955
Succeeded by
Edward Barry Henderson