Joseph Hoare (bishop)

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Joseph Hoare Bishop of Victoria

Joseph Charles Hoare (15 November 1851 – 18 September 1906) was the Anglican Bishop of Victoria, Hong Kong from 1898 to 1906.

Life and ministry

Hoare was born in Ramsgate on 15 November 1851. His father was the Revd E. Hoare, an honorary canon of Canterbury Cathedral.[1] He was educated at Tonbridge School and Trinity College, Cambridge.[2][3]

Hoare was ordained in 1875 and was a curate at Holy Trinity Church in Tunbridge Wells.[4] After this he was principal of the Church Missionary Society (CMS) training college in Ningbo from 1878 to 1898.[5]

Hoare's last post was as Bishop of Victoria, Hong Kong[6] and the Warden of St. Paul's College, Hong Kong, to which he was appointed in 1898.

Trinity College, Cambridge, honoured him with the Doctor of Divinity (DD) degree on 18 January 1900.[7]

On 18 September 1906, Hoare and four St Paul's College students were drowned amidst a typhoon during a preaching journey in Castle Peak, Tuen Mun.[8]


  1. Who was Who 1897–1990, London, A & C Black 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. "Hoare, Joseph Charles (HR870JC)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "University Intelligence", The Times, 7 June 1878, p. 10.
  4. Church website
  5. CMS archives
  6. Ecclesiastical Intelligence The Times 11 June 1898; pg. 13; Issue 35540; col A
  7. "University intelligence" The Times (London). Friday, 19 January 1900. (36043), p. 7.
  8. Template:Cite DNB12


A. R. Buckland, rev. H. C. G. Matthew. "Hoare, Joseph Charles (1851–1906)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/33896.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)

Religious titles
Preceded by
John Shaw Burdon
Bishop of Victoria, Hong Kong
Succeeded by
Gerald Heath Lander
Academic offices
Preceded by
John Shaw Burdon
Principal of St. Paul's College, Hong Kong
Succeeded by
Gerald Heath Lander