Nugent Hicks

Frederick Cyril Nugent Hicks (1872–1942) was an Anglican bishop and author who served as Bishop of Gibraltar from 1927 to 1933, during which time he was appointed as Sub-Prelate of the Order of St John of Jerusalem.[1] He was Bishop of Lincoln for fifteen years in the middle of the 20th century.[2]

Born on 28 June 1872, Hicks was educated at Wixenford,[3] Harrow, and Balliol College, Oxford, before his ordination in 1897.[4] From then until 1909 he was successively Lecturer, Tutor, and Dean of Keble College, Oxford. In 1909 he was appointed Principal of Bishops’ College, Cheshunt, after which he was Rector of Toddington, West Sussex, and Rural Dean of Brighton, before his elevation to the episcopate. He died on 10 February 1942.

Major publications


  1. Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem in The Times Saturday, 23 June 1928; p. 17; Issue 44927; col D
  2. Obituary-The Rt Rev FCN Hicks, in The Times dated Thursday, 12 February 1942; p. 7; Issue 49158; col D
  3. Maurice Francis Headlam, Bishop and friend: Nugent Hicks, sixty-fourth bishop of Lincoln (1945), p. 17
  4. Who was Who 1987-1990: London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  5. 1 2 British Library catalogue, accessed 30 September 2008
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Harold Greig
Bishop of Gibraltar
Succeeded by
Harold Jocelyn Buxton
Preceded by
William Shuckburgh Swayne
Bishop of Lincoln
Succeeded by
Alymer Skelton
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