Frederick Ochterloney Taylor Hawkes (22 November 1878 – 26 January 1966) was the fourth Bishop of Kingston.

Hawkes was educated at Magdalen College, Oxford[1] and was ordained in 1903.

He became a curate at St Mary's Church, Portsea, and then Vicar of Aldershot. In the First World War he was commissioned as a Temporary Chaplain to the Forces in May 1918, and was posted to France attached to the Coldstream Guards. By May 1919, he had been promoted to Senior Chaplain with the Guards Division.[2] A report on him referred to his "excellent work as a chaplain".[3] In 1919, he was appointed Rector of Lambeth and Archdeacon of Southwark before his ordination to the episcopate,[4] a post he held until retirement to Oxted in 1952. He died in 1966.[5]

An obituary contrasted his Victorian garb of frock coat, gaiters and silk hat with his commitment to the back-streets of the diocese which he knew intimately and whose inhabitants he supported conscientiously.[6] Some of his correspondence is housed within The National Archives.[7]


  1. ^ Who was Who 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ TNA WO374/31933
  3. ^ Index Card Museum of Army Chaplaincy
  4. ^ "A New Bishop. (Official Appointments and Notices)", The Times, Saturday, December 18, 1926; pg. 12; Issue 44458; col F
  5. ^ "Rt. Rev. Frederick Hawkes" (Obituaries), The Times, Thursday, January 27, 1966; pg. 14; Issue 56540; col F
  6. ^ Addendum to The Times obituary, 31.1.1966. Times Digital Archive accessed 23.4.2011
  7. ^ Details of collection, National Archives
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