The Rt Rev Thomas Henry Sprott,MA, DD, OBE (26 September 1856 – 25 July 1942) was an eminent Anglican priest in the first half of the 20th century.
Doctor of Divinity is an advanced or honorary academic degree in divinity.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the civil service. It was established on 4 June 1917 by King George V and comprises five classes across both civil and military divisions, the most senior two of which make the recipient either a knight if male or dame if female. There is also the related British Empire Medal, whose recipients are affiliated with, but not members of, the order.
Born on 26 September 1856 at Dromore, County Down,he was educated at Trinity College, Dublin and ordained in 1879. Following curacies at Holy Trinity, Kingston upon Hull and St John the Evangelist, Waterloo Road, he became Minister of St Barnabas’, Mount Eden, Auckland in 1886.
Dromore is a small market town and civil parish in County Down, Northern Ireland. It lies within the local government area of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council. It is 19 miles (31 km) southwest of Belfast, on the A1 Belfast–Dublin road. The 2001 Census recorded a population of 4,968 people. This had grown to 6,003 by the 2011 census.
A curate is a person who is invested with the care or cure (cura) of souls of a parish. In this sense, "curate" correctly means a parish priest; but in English-speaking countries the term curate is commonly used to describe clergy who are assistants to the parish priest. The duties or office of a curate are called a curacy.
Kingston upon Hull, usually abbreviated to Hull, is a port city and unitary authority in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It lies upon the River Hull at its confluence with the Humber Estuary, 25 miles (40 km) inland from the North Sea, with a population of 260,700 (mid-2017 est.). Hull is 154 miles (248 km) north of London, 50 miles (80 km) east of Leeds, 34 miles (55 km) east southeast of York and 67 miles (108 km) northeast of Sheffield.
From 1892 until 1911 Sprott was Vicar of St Paul’s Pro-Cathedral, Wellingtonwhen he was elevated to the Episcopate as the 4th Bishop of Wellington, a post he held for 25 years. Described as a “a profound divine who for years tried to fathom the deeps of modern reasoning", he died on 25 July 1942. His wife Edith survived him and died in 1945, but his son (who was awarded the Military Cross in 1917) died on active service with the Norfolk Regiment in March 1918.
A vicar is a representative, deputy or substitute; anyone acting "in the person of" or agent for a superior. Linguistically, vicar is cognate with the English prefix "vice", similarly meaning "deputy". The title appears in a number of Christian ecclesiastical contexts, but also as an administrative title, or title modifier, in the Roman Empire. In addition, in the Holy Roman Empire a local representative of the emperor, perhaps an archduke, might be styled "vicar".
Wellington is the capital city and second most populous urban area of New Zealand, with 418,500 residents. It is located at the south-western tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Remutaka Range. Wellington is the major population centre of the southern North Island, and is the administrative centre of the Wellington Region, which also includes the Kapiti Coast and Wairarapa. Its latitude is 41°17′S, making it the world's southernmost capital of a sovereign state. Wellington features a temperate maritime climate, and is the world's windiest city by average wind speed.
The Military Cross (MC) is the third-level military decoration awarded to officers and other ranks of the British Armed Forces, and formerly awarded to officers of other Commonwealth countries.
Sprott House, a residential home for the elderly in Wellington, New Zealand, is named for him.
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The College of St John the Evangelist or St Johns Theological College, is the residential theological college of the Anglican Church in the Province of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
The following lists events that happened during 1913 in New Zealand.
William Hosking Oliver, commonly known as W. H. Oliver but also known as Bill Oliver, was an eminent New Zealand historian and a poet. From 1983, Oliver led the development of the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography.
The Stratford-Okahukura Line (SOL) is a secondary railway line in the North Island of New Zealand, between the Marton - New Plymouth Line and the North Island Main Trunk Railway, with 15 intermediate stations. It is 144 km (89 mi) long through difficult country, with 24 tunnels, 91 bridges and a number of sections of 1 in 50 grade. Near Okahukura there is an unusual combined road-rail bridge over the Ongarue River, with the one-lane road carriageway below the single rail track. The line is not currently in service for rail traffic and is under a 30-year lease for a tourist venture.
Volodyovski (1898–1917) was a British Thoroughbred racehorse and sire. In a career which lasted from 1900 to 1902, he ran twenty-six times and won seven races. After being one of the leading two-year-olds of 1900, he went on to win The Derby in 1901. His subsequent form was disappointing and he was retired to stud after failing to win in eleven starts as a four-year-old. He made no impact as a stallion.
Thomas Frederic Cheeseman was a New Zealand botanist. He was also a naturalist who had wide-ranging interests, such that he even described a few species of sea slugs.
The 1924 Chatham Cup was the second annual nationwide knockout football competition in New Zealand.
Cyril Geoffrey Edmund Harker was a New Zealand soldier, lawyer and politician of the National Party.
Martin Gloster Sullivan was an Anglican Dean in the third quarter of the 20th century.
Herbert St Barbe Holland was an Anglican bishop in the 20th century.
Henry William Cleary was the sixth Roman Catholic Bishop of Auckland from 1910 to 1929.
Andrew Burn Suter, DD (1830–1895) was the second Anglican Bishop of Nelson whose Episcopate spanned a 26-year period during the second half of the 19th century.
William Arthur Greener Penlington (1890–1982) was a New Zealand school principal and educationalist. He was born on Banks Peninsula in Akaroa, New Zealand in 1890 to an early-settler family.
Runciman railway station was a station on the North Island Main Trunk in New Zealand, serving an area which had been sold by James Runciman in 1864, with plots near the proposed railway gaining higher prices. It was initially planned that the terminal of the Auckland and Drury Railway would be north-east of the settlement, but a longstanding offer of Runciman's land was still open in 1864 and it was built there instead.
The Glen Massey Line was a private railway of 10.6 km near Ngaruawahia in the Waikato Region of New Zealand, built to serve coal mines, and, from 1935, run by the New Zealand Railways Department. The line had grades of 1 in 40, sharp curves - sharpest 6 ch and 40 of less than 10 ch - and 22 bridges, including a 91.5-metre-long and 18.3-metre-high timber trestle bridge over Firewood Creek halfway between Ngaruawahia and Glen Massey and a 70-foot-long (21 m) bridge, adapted in 1917 to take sheep, on 52 ft (16 m) piles over the Waipa River, as well as the railway, after collapse of the road bridge.
Mercer railway station in Mercer, New Zealand, is 72 km from Auckland and 609 km from Wellington on the North Island Main Trunk line. It opened on 20 May 1875 and was closed to passengers about 1970 and to goods in the 1990s. It burnt down in 1879 and also in 1900. Until 1958 it was the first refreshment stop south of Auckland.
Hamilton railway station serves the city of Hamilton in the Waikato region of New Zealand. It is located in the suburb of Frankton, hence the station's former name Frankton Junction, its name for most of its existence. The station is located at the junction of the North Island Main Trunk (NIMT) and East Coast Main Trunk (ECMT) lines. Only the NIMT still carries passenger services, which consist only of Northern Explorer services between Auckland and Wellington on six days of the week.
Rangiaowhia was, for over 20 years, a thriving village on a ridge between two streams in the Waikato region, about 4 km (2.5 mi) east of Te Awamutu. From 1841 it was the site of a very productive Māori mission station until the Invasion of the Waikato in 1864. The station served Ngati Hinetu and Ngati Apakura. Only a church remains from those days, the second oldest Waikato building.
Huntly Railway Station was on the North Island Main Trunk line and the Awaroa Branch in the town of Huntly in the Waikato District of New Zealand, 65 mi (105 km) south of Auckland. It was 7.31 km (4.54 mi) north of Taupiri and 2.78 km (1.73 mi) south of Kimihia.
Ohinewai Railway Station was a flag station on the North Island Main Trunk line, serving Ohinewai in the Waikato District of New Zealand, 59 mi (95 km) south of Auckland. It was 8.18 km (5.08 mi) north of Huntly, 7.26 km (4.51 mi) south of Rangiriri and 33 ft (10 m) above sea level. It was in the village, just north of Tahuna Rd.