Robert Hodson

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Robert Leighton Hodson (1885–1960) was the second Bishop of Shrewsbury in the modern era.[1]

Educated at Berkhamsted School and St Edmund Hall, Oxford,[2] he was successively Curate at St Peter's Collegiate Church, Wolverhampton,[3] Vicar of St Stephen’s, Cheltenham, Rector of St Peter's and Rural Dean of Wolverhampton and finally (before his elevation to the Episcopate) Archdeacon of Stafford. He retired in 1959 [4] but died only a year later.


  1. ^ Bishop Of Shrewsbury To Retire The Times Wednesday, May 13, 1959; pg. 10; Issue 54459; col C
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Genuki details
  4. ^ Obituary, Rt. Rev. R. L. Hodson The Times Saturday, Jan 09, 1960; pg. 10; Issue 54664; col B
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Eric Knightley Chetwode Hamilton
Bishop of Shrewsbury
1944 – 1959
Succeeded by
William Alonzo Parker