Herbert Jones (bishop of Warrington)

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Herbert Gresford Jones (1870–1958) was an Anglican bishop, the third Suffragan Bishop of Warrington.[1]

Born on 7 April 1870 and educated at Haileybury and Trinity College, Cambridge,[2] he was ordained in 1894.[3] He began his career with a Curacy at St Helen's Parish Church, Sefton[4] before Incumbencies at St Michael's-in-the-Hamlet, Liverpool and St John’s. From there he rose rapidly being successively Rural Dean of Bradford and then Archdeacon of Sheffield. In 1920, he was appointed as the first Suffragan Bishop of Kampala, but he returned to England in 1923 as Vicar of Pershore. From 1927 until 1945, he served as Bishop of Warrington.[5][6] A firm friend to churches overseas, he retired 18 years later and died on 22 June 1958. His son, Edward Michael Gresford Jones, was also a Bishop.


  • Foreign Missions and the Modern Mind, 1905
  • Uganda in Transformation, 1926


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ "Jones, Herbert Gresford (JNS889HG)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ The Times, Saturday, 30 June 1894; p. 19; Issue 34304; col F Ordinations. Liverpool
  4. ^ Church details
  5. ^ Burke's Peerage (1972), p.352
  6. ^ The Times, Monday, 10 October 1927; p. 17; Issue 44708; col C Ecclesiastical News. New Suffragan Bishop of Warrington
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Rashdall Eyre
Archdeacon of Sheffield
Succeeded by
Charles Lisle Carre
Preceded by
Edwin Hone Kempson
Bishop of Warrington
1927 – 1945
Succeeded by
Charles Robert Claxton