Samuel Baines

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The Rt Rev Frederick Samuel Baines, DD[1] (1858 – 1939) was an Anglican Bishop in the first third of the 20th century. He was educated at Winchester and University College, Oxford,[2] and ordained in 1882.[3] His first post was as Curate at Holy Trinity, Leeds, after which he was Vicar of St Cuthbert, Hunslet.[4] Later he was Archdeacon of Durban and then Secretary of the Council for Service Abroad. In 1901 he was elevated to the Episcopate as Bishop of Natal[5] and served the Diocese for twenty-eight years. He died in office on 17 November 1939.[6]

Baines founded Cordwalles Preparatory School in 1912.

External links[edit]

  • Bukanyana ea merapelo ho batho ba kereke (1911) A simple manual of private devotions and preparation for the Holy Communion in the Sesutho Language. Issued with the approval of the Bishop of Natal. Digitized by Richard Mammana


  1. ^ The Times, Wednesday, May 29, 1901; pg. 4; Issue 36467; col D University Intelligence. Oxford, May 28
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  4. ^ The Times, Monday, Dec 21, 1885; pg. 6; Issue 31635; col F News in Brief
  5. ^ Michaelhouse website
  6. ^ The Times, Monday, Nov 20, 1939; pg. 8; Issue 48467; col E Obituary Right Rev. Dr. F. S. Baines
Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
Arthur Hamilton Baynes
Bishop of Natal
1901 – 1928
Succeeded by
Leonard Noel Fisher