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Herbert James Molony (2 June 1865 – 22 July 1939) was a missionary of the Anglican Church.

Born in Dublin,[1] Molony was educated at Leamington School and Pembroke College, Cambridge[2] (whence he gained his Cambridge Master of Arts {MA Cantab}). He was ordained in 1888.[3] He was a Curate at St Stephen’s Newcastle upon Tyne then a CMS Missionary in Mandla. From 1905 to 1907 he was Examining Chaplain to the Bishop of Nagpur when he became Bishop in Chekiang,[4] a post he held for 20 years. Returning to England he was Rector of Teston until 1937.

He died on 22 July 1939;[5] he had become a Doctor of Divinity (DD).


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897–1990 London, A & C Black 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ "Molony, Herbert James (MLNY884HJ)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  4. ^ Papers on Inter-Racial Problems. Communicated to the first Universal Races Congress held at the University of London ... 1911. Edited, for the Congress executive, by G. Spiller
  5. ^ The Right Rev. Dr. H. J. Molony The Times Monday, Jul 24, 1939; pg. 14; Issue 48365; col C
Church of England titles
Preceded by
George Moule
Bishop of Chekiang
Succeeded by
John Curtis