John Sheepshanks (bishop)
|The Right Reverend
|Bishop of Norwich|
|Diocese||Diocese of Norwich|
23 February 1834|
|Died||3 June 1912(aged 78)|
|Education||Coventry Grammar School|
|Alma mater||Christ's College, Cambridge|
Born on 23 February 1834 in Belgravia, London to Thomas Sheepshanks (1796-1875), rector of St John's, Coventry and his wife, Katherine (née Smith 1804 or 1805-1869). Sheepshanks was educated at Coventry Grammar School, then at Christ's College, Cambridge.
Ordained in 1857, he was a Curate at Leeds Parish Church and later Rector of New Westminster and Chaplain to George Hills, the Bishop of Columbia and Royal Engineers, Columbia Detachment. After that he held incumbencies in Bilton, Yorkshire and Anfield, Liverpool before his elevation to the Episcopate as Bishop of Norwich in 1893, a post he held until 1909. A noted author, he died on 3 June 1912.
- “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
- "Sheepshanks, John (SHPS852J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
- The Times, Tuesday, 4 June 1912; pg. 7; Issue 39916; col A Death Of Bishop Sheepshanks
- The Times, Saturday, 8 July 1893; pg. 14; Issue 33998; col A Ecclesiastical Intelligence New Bishop of Norwich
- Amongst others he wrote "Confirmation and Unction of the Sick", 1889; "Charge, Eucharist and Confession", 1902; "My Life in Mongolia and Siberia", 1903; and "The Pastor in his Parish", 1908 > British Library web site accessed 17:04GMT Saturday 1 August 2009
- New York Times, 4 June 1912; "Bishop Sheepshanks Dead; Noted Ecclesiastical Writer Was Bishop of Norwich, 1893 to 1909."
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