John Hine (Bishop of Grantham)

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John Edward Hine MRCS DCL (10 April 1857[1] – 9 April 1934) was an Anglican bishop in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[2]


Hine was born in Nottingham[3] in 1857[4] and educated at University College School and University College, London.[5] A medical doctor,[6] after ordination he was sent as a missionary to Likoma Island in Lake Malawi[7] and was soon promoted to be .[8] Successively translated to Zanzibar and then Northern Rhodesia, in 1916 he returned to England, firstly as Vicar of Lastingham and after that suffragan bishop of Grantham. In 1930, Hine resigned his See and became an Assistant Bishop, at William Swayne (Bishop of Lincoln)'s request, to make way for Ernest Blackie.[9] He resigned his archdeaconry on 30 June 1933, remaining assistant bishop[10] until the next year.

Hine is commemorated by a statue, installed in 1956, in one of the medieval tabernacles on the west front of St Wulfram's Church, Grantham, where a cat plays with his robe tassel.[11]


  1. ^ The Anglo-African Who's who and Biographical Sketch-book. George Routledge & Sons, Limited. 1907. p. 146.
  2. ^ Group, British Medical Journal Publishing (14 April 1934). "Rev. John Edward Hine, D.D., D.C.L., M.D". Br Med J. 1 (3823): 695. doi:10.1136/bmj.1.3823.695-b. ISSN 0007-1447. PMC 2444866. PMID 20778204.
  3. ^ England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915
  4. ^ Who was Who 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  5. ^ University Intelligence. London The Times Saturday, 6 December 1879; p. 5; Issue 29744; col F
  6. ^ BMJ obituary
  7. ^ Malden Richard (ed) (1920). Crockford's Clerical Directory for 1920 (51st edn). London: The Field Press. p. 598.
  8. ^ The Clergy List” London, John Phillips, 1900
  9. ^ "Presentation to the Bishop of Grantham". Church Times (#3500). 21 February 1930. p. 213. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 3 March 2020 – via UK Press Online archives.
  10. ^ "Resignations". Church Times (#3668). 12 May 1933. p. 562. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 3 March 2020 – via UK Press Online archives.
  11. ^ Knapp, M.G. (2004), The Parish Church of St Wulfram, Grantham, Rector and Churchwardens of St Wulfram's Church, Grantham.
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Chauncy Maples

1896– 1901
Succeeded by
Gerard Trower
Preceded by
William Moore Richardson
Bishop of Zanzibar
1901 – 1908
Succeeded by
Frank Weston
New title Bishop of Northern Rhodesia
1910– 1914
Succeeded by
Alston James Weller May
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Welbore MacCarthy
Bishop of Grantham
1920 – 1930
Succeeded by
Ernest Morell Blackie
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