John Hine (bishop of Grantham)

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John Edward Hine was an Anglican bishop in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


Hine was born in 1857[1] and educated at University College School and University College, London.[2] A medical doctor,[3] after ordination he was sent as a missionary to Likoma Island in Lake Malawi and was soon promoted to be Bishop of the area.[4] Successively translated to Zanzibar and then Northern Rhodesia, in 1916 he returned to England, firstly as Vicar of Lastingham and after that suffragan bishop of Grantham. He died on 9 April 1934.

Hine is commemorated by a statue, installed in 1956, in one of the medieval tabernacles on the west front of St Wulfram's Church, Grantham, where a cat plays with his robe tassel.[5]


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ University Intelligence. London The Times Saturday, 6 December 1879; p. 5; Issue 29744; col F
  3. ^ BMJ obituary
  4. ^ The Clergy List” London, John Phillips, 1900
  5. ^ Knapp, M.G. (2004), The Parish Church of St Wulfram, Grantham, Rector and Churchwardens of St Wulfram's Church, Grantham.
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Chauncy Maples
Bishop of Nyasaland
1896– 1901
Succeeded by
Gerard Trower
Preceded by
William Moore Richardson
Bishop of Zanzibar
1901 – 1908
Succeeded by
Frank Weston
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Northern Rhodesia
1910– 1914
Succeeded by
Alston James Weller May
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Welbore MacCarthy
Bishop of Grantham
1920 – 1930
Succeeded by
Ernest Morell Blackie