Eric Hamilton (bishop)

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This article is about the bishop. For the American football coach, see Eric Hamilton.

Eric Knightley Chetwode Hamilton KCVO[1] (1890 – 21 May 1962) was an Anglican bishop during the mid part of the 20th century.[2]

He was born in 1890 and educated at Bradfield School and University College, Oxford.[3]

Ordained in 1914 he was later Priest in charge at St John's, Knightsbridge, Vicar of St Nicholas Church, Chiswick and then of St Paul’s, Knightsbridge[4] before being appointed Suffragan Bishop of Shrewsbury in 1940.[5] Four years later he was appointed Dean of Windsor.[6] A man committed to the worldwide church[7] who “took the very greatest and most conscientious of pains”,[8] he died on 21 May 1962.[2]


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ a b Time Magazine
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ Church web site
  5. ^ Bishop Suffragan Of Shrewsbury Consecration At The Abbey The Times Friday, Jan 26, 1940; pg. 5; Issue 48523; col D
  6. ^ Ecclesiastical News Bishop Of Shrewsbury To Be Dean Of Windsor The Times Monday, Jun 12, 1944; pg. 6; Issue 49880; col C
  7. ^ National Archives Details
  8. ^ The Times, Tuesday, May 22, 1962; pg. 17; Issue 55397; col A Bishop Eric Hamilton Dean Of Windsor
Church of England titles
Title last held by
Lovelace Stamer
Bishop of Shrewsbury
Succeeded by
Robert Hodson
Preceded by
Albert Baillie
Dean of Windsor
Succeeded by
Robin Woods