Patrick Hankey

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Cyril Patrick Hankey was an Anglican priest in the 20th century.[1][2]

Hankey was born in 1886 and educated at Haileybury and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He was ordained in 1911[3] and was a curate at St Augustine's Kilburn.[4] After this he was Vice principal of the Dorchester Missionary College. He then held incumbencies of St Matthew’s Westminster and St Mary’s the Less, Cambridge. Later he was Rural Dean of Watford and then of Bedford.[5] He was appointed Dean of Ely in November 1950,[6] a position he held for over 18 years. As an author he wrote, among other publications, Lives of the Serbian Saints, 1921; The Young Priest, 1933; A Confession of My Faith, 1940; and Signposts on the Christian Way, 1962.[7]

He died on 9 December 1973.[8]


  1. ^ National Archives
  2. ^ “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ "The Clergy List" London, Kelly’s, 1913
  4. ^ St Augustine's Kiburn website
  5. ^ Anglican archives Archived April 10, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Ecclesiastical News: New Dean Of Ely", The Times, 10 November 1950, p. 8.
  7. ^ British Library website.
  8. ^ "Obituary: Very Rev C. P. Hankey Former Dean of Ely", The Times 11 December 1973, p. 18.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Lionel Edward Blackburne
Dean of Ely
1951 – 1969
Succeeded by
Michael Sausmarez Carey