The Revd W.P. Hanbury was Rector of St Cyprian’s Church, Kimberley on the South African Diamond Fields, 1882-1884. Hanbury had served at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Paddington. Fr Hanbury came to Kimberley South Africa in 1882. It is said that he became worn out by anxiety and overwork and, having been sent to England to recruit workers, he did not return. Hanbury was assisted in Kimberley by Fr John T. Darragh who later established St John’s College in Johannesburg.