Henry Baines

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Henry Wolfe Baines (2 February 1905 – 29 November 1972) was an Anglican bishop.[1]

Baines was educated at Repton School and Balliol College, Oxford.[2] After theological studies at Ripon College Cuddesdon he was ordained in 1930 and began his ordained ministry as a curate at the University Church of St Mary the Virgin.[3] From 1934 he was chaplain of St. John's Cathedral, Hong Kong,[4] then Vicar of St Nicholas Radford, Coventry and finally, before his ordination to the episcopate, the Rural Dean of Rugby. In 1949 he became Bishop of Singapore[5] and in 1960 he was translated to be the Bishop of Wellington.


  1. ^ Bishop Baines Obituary The Times, 2 December 1972; pg. 16; Issue 58647; col G
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Church website
  4. ^ Blain Biographical Directory of Anglican Clergy
  5. ^ Bishop Of Singapore Consecration In St. Paul's (News), The Times, 30 June 1949; pg. 7; Issue 51421; col C
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Leonard Wilson
Bishop of Singapore
1949 – 1960
Succeeded by
Cyril Kenneth Sansbury
Preceded by
Reginald Herbert Owen
Bishop of Wellington
1960 – 1972
Succeeded by
Edward Kinsella Norman