Henry Hodgson (bishop)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Henry Bernard Hodgson was an Anglican bishop in the first half of the 20th century.[1]

He was born in Penrith into an ecclesiastical family [2] on 10 March 1856, educated at Shrewsbury and The Queen's College, Oxford and ordained in 1880.[3] He began his career as a school chaplain at Elizabeth College, Guernsey after which he was Vicar of Staverton, Northamptonshire then Headmaster of Birkenhead School. Later he was Vicar of Thornbury, Gloucestershire[4] then Rural Dean of Norham.[5] He was the Archdeacon of Lindisfarne from 1904 to 1914 when he was elevated to the Episcopate as the inaugural Bishop of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich,[6] a post he held until his death on 28 February 1921.[7] There is a memorial to him at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.[8]

The war poet William Noel Hodgson was the fourth and youngest child of Bishop Hodgson.


  1. ^ "Handbook of British Chronology" Fryde,E.B;Greenway D.E;Porter,S;Roy,I Cambridge, CUP,1996 ISBN 978-0-521-56350-5
  2. ^ His father was George Courtenay Hodgson, sometime Vicar of Barton, Cumberland “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  4. ^ Thornbury roots
  5. ^ The Times, Tuesday, May 04, 1897; pg. 12; Issue 35194; col E Ecclesiastical Intelligence. Rural Dean of Norham
  6. ^ Consecration Of Bishops. The New Sees For Essex And Suffolk The Times Wednesday, Feb 25, 1914; pg. 6; Issue 40456; col B
  7. ^ Obituary Dr. H. B. Hodgson The Times Tuesday, Mar 01, 1921; pg. 15; Issue 42657; col E
  8. ^ Geograph
Church of England titles
New diocese Bishop of Saint Edmundsbury and Ipswich
1914 – 1921
Succeeded by
Albert David