Horace Tonks

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Horace Norman Vincent Tonks (29 January 1891 – 25 November 1959) was an Anglican colonial bishop[1] in the Windward Islands from 1936[2] until 1949.

He was born in Walsall[3] on 29 January 1891 and educated at the town's Queen Mary's Grammar School and Lichfield Theological College.[4] Ordained in 1918,[5] after a Curacy in Fenton he was Priest in charge of Holy Cross, Airedale[6] then Vicar of St Sampson with Holy Trinity in York.[7] After that he was Archdeacon of Grenada for a short time before his appointment to the episcopate. On his return to England he was Rector of Leybourne and died on 25 November 1959.[8]


  1. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
  2. ^ Ecclesiastical News Bishop Of The Windward Islands The Times Monday, Jul 06, 1936; pg. 9; Issue 47419; col B
  3. ^ Pitts Theology Library
  4. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
  6. ^ Photo of church
  7. ^ Saint Silas
  8. ^ The Times, Friday, Nov 27, 1959; pg. 17; Issue 54629; col C Obituary Rt. Rev. H. N. V. Tonks