John Randolph (Bishop of Guildford)

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John Hugh Granville Randolph (20 January 1866[1] – 21 March 1936)[2] was the Bishop of Guildford (a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Winchester)[3] and then Dean of Salisbury[4] in the Church of England in the first decades of the 20th century.[5]

Randolph was born into an ecclesiastical family: his father was a priest, Leveson Cyril Randolph. Educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge,[6][7] he was ordained into the priesthood in 1890.[8] His first post was a curacy in Margate, after which he was Vicar of All Saints’, Westbrook,[9] then St Mark’s, North End,[10] before his appointment to the episcopate.[11] He became a Doctor of Divinity (DD).


  1. ^ National Archives
  2. ^ Obituary Bishop Randolph former Dean of Salisbury The Times Monday, 23 March 1936; pg. 18; Issue 47330; col B
  3. ^ The Times, Thursday, 25 February 1909; pg. 10; Issue 38892; col C New Suffragan for the Bishop of Winchester
  4. ^ The Times, Monday, 2 December 1935; pg. 14; Issue 47236; col C Deanery Of Salisbury Resignation of Dr Randolph
  5. ^ Who was Who 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  6. ^ "Randolph, John Hugh Granville (RNDF885JH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  7. ^ The Times, Saturday, 12 November 1892; pg. 10; Issue 33794; col F University Intelligence. Oxford, Nov. 11
  8. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  9. ^ The Times, Thursday, 31 May 1894; pg. 10; Issue 34278; col C Preferments and appointments
  10. ^ History of area
  11. ^ Stained glass window in his memory Archived 2007-10-06 at the Wayback Machine.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
George Sumner
Bishop of Guildford
diocesan See established
first bishop: John Greig
Preceded by
Andrew Burn
Dean of Salisbury
Succeeded by
Edward Henderson

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