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. He was Bishop of Lincoln from 1932 to 1942.
Born on 28 June 1872, Hicks was educated at Wixenford, Harrow, and Balliol College, Oxford, before his ordination in 1897. 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.
Bishop Hicks was an active Freemason under the jurisdiction of the United Grand Lodge of England. He was also a member of the Holy Royal Arch, the Ancient and Accepted Rite, and the Masonic Knights Templar. He rose to the most senior clerical position in the Knights Templar, on his appointment as Great Prelate in May 1941, but died the following year.
A memorial slab to his memory was placed in the floor of Lincoln Cathedral.
- Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem in The Times Saturday, 23 June 1928; p. 17; Issue 44927; col D
- Obituary-The Rt Rev FCN Hicks, in The Times dated Thursday, 12 February 1942; p. 7; Issue 49158; col D
- Maurice Francis Headlam, Bishop and friend: Nugent Hicks, sixty-fourth bishop of Lincoln (1945), p. 17
- Who was Who 1987-1990: London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
- Headlam, Maurice (1945). Bishop and Friend, the Life of Nugent Hicks, Bishop of Lincoln (First ed.). London: Macdonald & Co. pp. 86–87.
- British Library catalogue, accessed 30 September 2008
- (Frederick Cyril) Nugent Hicks (1872-1942), Lord Bishop of Gibraltar and Bishop of Lincoln at npg.org.uk (National Portrait Gallery, London)
- Correspondence of Bishop Nugent Hicks (1933-1942) at lincstothepast.com
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