Harold Evelyn Hubbard (1883 – 1953) was the second Bishop of Whitby and an Honorary Chaplain to the King. A grandson of the first Lord Addingdon he was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford and ordained in 1908. After a Curacy at Skelton-in-Cleveland he served with great distinction in the First World War. When peace came he was successively Rector of Gisborough in Cleveland, Chaplain of Cheltenham College, and finally Vicar of St John’s Middlesbrough. before elevation to the Episcopate in 1939. He served throughout the whole of the Second World War and retired in 1946. On his death in 1953 his Will stated, somewhat unusually, that he wished to dispel any misconception that he had been making a fortune from his ministry in the church: the large sum being the result of legacies from wealthier members of his distinguished family.
- Three New Bishops Suffragan Selby, Whitby, And Jarrow (News) The Times Saturday, 24 December 1938; p. 10; Issue 48186; col E
- The Times, Wednesday, 22 December 1937; p. 15; Issue 47874; col E Chaplains To The King- Rev HE Hubbard, D..SO., M.C., Vicar of St John’s Middlesbrough to replace the late Canon Hugh Richard Lawrie Sheppard, C.H., D.D.
- Winning both the Distinguished Service Order and Military Cross- ”Who was Who 1897-1990” London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
- Where his Times obituary noted he was "held in the highest regard for the humour and sympathy he brought to bear on a wide range of problems" Wednesday, 27 May 1953; p. 8; Issue 52632; col E Bishop H. E. Hubbard Former Suffragan Bishop Of Whitby
- Also (in his final two years at St John’s) Rural Dean of Middlesbrough- Who’s Who (Ibid)
- The Times, Friday, 20 December 1946; p. 4; Issue 50639; col B Resignation of the Bishop Of Whitby
- Genealogical details
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Henry St John Stirling Woollcombe
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1939 – 1946
Walter Hubert Baddeley
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