Frederick Graves

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The Rt. Rev. Frederick Rogers Graves

Frederick Rogers Graves (Chinese: 郭斐蔚; October 23, 1858-May 17, 1940) was an American missionary to China and was the longest serving bishop in China.[1]

Graves succeeded William Jones Boone to served as the fifth missionary bishop of the Anglican diocese of Shanghai from 1893 to 1937.[2] Graves assisted in the organization of the Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui, and served as chairman of its House of Bishops from 1915 to 1926. Due to his position as a bishop, he had heavily involved in the administration of St. John's University, Shanghai.[1] He was succeeded by William Payne Roberts.

Graves participated in the consecration of a number of other bishops, including


  1. ^ a b Wang, Peter Chen-main (2007). "Bishop F. R. Graves and China in the 1920s". Contextualization of Christianity in China : an evaluation in modern perspective. Wang, Peter Chen-Main. Sankt Augustin: Institut Monumenta Serica. pp. 153–181. ISBN 9783805005470. OCLC 213468068.
  2. ^ Wickeri, Philip (2017-02-02). Strong, Rowan (ed.). "Anglicanism in China and East Asia, 1819–1912". The Oxford History of Anglicanism, Volume III. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699704.001.0001.

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