John Kempthorne (bishop)

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J.A. Kempthorne

John Augustine Kempthorne (26 May 1864, London – 24 February 1946, Trumpington, Cambridgeshire) was an Anglican Bishop in the first half of the twentieth century.[1]

John Augustine Kempthorne was the son of the Rev. John Kempthorne (1835–1880), Vicar of Trumpington. He was educated at Haileybury and Trinity College, Cambridge.[2] His first post after ordination was as a curate at St Aidan’s, Gateshead. He then held incumbencies at Rochdale, Sunderland, Liverpool[3] and Hessle[4] before elevation to the Episcopate in March 1910 as Bishop of Hull, a Suffragan to the Archbishop of York.[5][6] He was appointed Bishop of Lichfield in May 1913,[7] and retired in 1937.

He died on 24 February 1946.[8]


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ "Kempthorne, John Augustine (KMTN881JA)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ British History on-line
  4. ^ 1910–13 Photo Archived 2011-07-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ Hull Times
  6. ^ New Bishop-Suffragan Of Hull. (News) The Times Saturday, Mar 12, 1910; pg. 9; Issue 39218; col C
  7. ^ New Bishop Of Lichfield. Appointment Of The Bishop Of Hull. (Official Appointments and Notices) The Times Friday, May 02, 1913; pg. 6; Issue 40201; col F
  8. ^ Right Rev. Dr. J. A. Kempthorne (Obituaries) The Times Monday, Feb 25, 1946; pg. 6; Issue 50385; col E
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Richard Augustus Lefevre Blunt
Bishop of Hull
Succeeded by
Francis Gurdon
Preceded by
Augustus Legge
Bishop of Lichfield
Succeeded by
Edward Sydney Woods