Thomas Cook (bishop)

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Memorial within Chichester Cathedral

Thomas William Cook (born 2 December 1866[1] – 29 October 1928) was the Anglican Bishop of Lewes[2] for a brief period in the second quarter of the 20th century.

Born at Wellingborough and educated at Lancing College and Hertford College, Oxford, he was ordained in 1890.[3] His ministry began with a curacy at Warrington after which he was appointed Assistant Principal of the Chester Diocesan Training College.[4] He then began a long period within the Diocese of Chichester. From 1895 until 1911, he was Second Master and Chaplain at his old school and then successively Vicar, Rural Dean and Archdeacon of Hastings before being elevated to the Episcopate. A small brass memorial to him lies in the north aisle of Chichester Cathedral.[5]


  1. ^ Who was Who1897-2007: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ Ecclesiastical News. New Bishop Of Lewes. (Official Appointments and Notices)The Times The Times, Wednesday, Aug 11, 1926; pg. 15; Issue 44347; col C
  3. ^ Ordinations. Liverpool. (Official Appointments and Notices) The Times Tuesday, Jun 03, 1890; pg. 12; Issue 33028; col B
  4. ^ The Bishop Of Lewes. (Obituaries) The Times Wednesday, Oct 17, 1928; pg. 9; Issue 45026; col B
  5. ^ British History On-line
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Henry Kemble Southwell
Bishop of Lewes
1926 –1928
Succeeded by
William Champion Streatfeild