George Hand

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George Sumner Hand was a Colonial[1] Anglican Bishop in the first half of the 20th century.

He was educated at Bloxham School and St John's College, Oxford.[2] He was Rector of St Lawrence[3] with St Gregory, Norwich[4] and later was Dean of St John's Cathedral, Antigua [5] before his elevation to the Episcopate as Bishop of that island in 1937.[6] He retired in 1944 and died the following year.[7]


  1. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ The Times, Thursday, Aug 02, 1945; pg. 1; Issue 50210; col A Deaths
  4. ^ Norfolk churches
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  6. ^ Ecclesiastical News Bishops' Consecration In St. Paul's The Times Tuesday, Jun 01, 1937; pg. 22; Issue 47699; col C
  7. ^ The Times Friday, Oct 19, 1945; pg. 1; Issue 50277; col A Memorial service for Bishop Hand
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edward Hutson
Bishop of Antigua
1937 – 1944
Succeeded by
Nathaniel William Newnham Davis