Hope Gill

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The Right Rev. Charles Hope Gill MA, DD was Bishop of Travancore and Cochin from 1905 to 1924.[1]

Gill was born into an ecclesiastical family [2] on 11 February 1861 and educated at St Edmund’s School in Canterbury, King William’s College on the Isle of Man and Queens' College, Cambridge. He was ordained in 1865 [3] and began his career as a curate at St Peter’s, Tynemouth. Later he was a CMS Missionary at Shikarpur and then Jabalpur. From 1898 until his elevation to the Episcopate he was its Secretary in India.[4]

On his return to Europe he was Vicar of Gerrard's Cross and then British Chaplain at Hyères. He died on 29 June 1946.[5]


  1. ^ Project Canterbury
  2. ^ He was the son of the Reverend William Gill, sometime Rector of Hertingfordbury - "Who was Who" 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Ordinations. The Times (London, England), Tuesday, 2 June 1885; pg. 12; Issue 31462
  4. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  5. ^ Bishop C. Hope Gill. The Times (London, England), Monday, 1 Jul 1946; pg. 7; Issue 50491
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edward Noel Hodges
Bishop of Travancore and Cochin
Succeeded by
Edward Alfred Livingstone Moore