John Randolph (bishop of Guildford)

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The Rt Rev John Hugh Granville Randolph, DD (20 January 1866[1] - 21 March 1936) was the Suffragan Bishop of Guildford[2] and then Dean of Salisbury[3] in the Church of England in the first decades of the 20th century.[4]

Randolph was born into an ecclesiastical family: his father was a clergyman, The Rev Leveson Cyril Randolph. Educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge,[5][6] he was ordained into the priesthood in 1890.[7] His first post was a curacy in Margate, after which he was Vicar of All Saints’, Westbrook,[8] then St Mark’s, North End,[9] before his elevation to the Episcopate.[10] He died on 21 March 1936.[11]


  1. ^ National Archives
  2. ^ The Times, Thursday, 25 February 1909; pg. 10; Issue 38892; col C New Suffragan for the Bishop of Winchester
  3. ^ The Times, Monday, 2 December 1935; pg. 14; Issue 47236; col C Deanery Of Salisbury Resignation of Dr Randolph
  4. ^ Who was Who 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  5. ^ "Randolph, John Hugh Granville (RNDF885JH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  6. ^ The Times, Saturday, 12 November 1892; pg. 10; Issue 33794; col F University Intelligence. Oxford, Nov. 11
  7. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  8. ^ The Times, Thursday, 31 May 1894; pg. 10; Issue 34278; col C Preferments and appointments
  9. ^ History of area
  10. ^ Stained glass window in his memory
  11. ^ Obituary Bishop Randolph former Dean of Salisbury The Times Monday, 23 March 1936; pg. 18; Issue 47330; col B
Church of England titles
Preceded by
George Henry Sumner
Bishop of Guildford
1909 –1927
Succeeded by
John Harold Greig
Preceded by
Andrew Ewbank Burn
Dean of Salisbury
1928 –1935
Succeeded by
Edward Lowry Henderson