Dennis Hawker

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Dennis Gascoyne Hawker (8 February 1921 – 31 January 2003) was the eighth Bishop of Grantham.[1]

Born on 8 February 1921 and educated at Addey and Stanhope School and Queens' College, Cambridge,[2] Hawker served in the Royal Marines during the Second World War before he was ordained in 1951. His first post was as a curate at St Mary and St Eanswythe, Folkestone,[3] after which he was Vicar of St Mark, South Norwood.[4] From 1960 he was St Hugh’s Missioner for the Diocese of Lincoln and later became Vicar of St Mary and St James, Great Grimsby before elevation to the Episcopate. He died on 31 January 2003.


Church of England titles
Preceded by
Ross Sydney Hook
Bishop of Grantham
Succeeded by
Bill Ind