E. B. Bhose

Other names: 

Reverend E. B. Bhose


St Luke's Lascar Mission E16 1SL
United Kingdom
51° 30' 44.5644" N, 0° 0' 52.7868" E
Date of death: 
01 Mar 1905
Precise date of death unknown: 
Location of death: 

St Luke's Lascar Mission, Victoria Docks, London


E. B. Bhose was a missionary in charge of lascars in Britain. He was originally from Bengal and had worked with coolies in the West Indies before arriving in Britain. He was part of the Society for the Propagation of the Gospel.

In 1887, Bhose was appointed chaplain at St Luke's Lascar Mission in Victoria Docks. His mission room was also used as a Sunday school and a club room for leisure activities. Bhose visited lascars on the ships. He wrote regular mission reports which noted the observance of Muslim festivals by lascars in the ports. He died in 1905.

Contributions to periodicals: 

St Andrew's Waterside Church Mission Reports

Secondary works: 

Barrett, Daniel William, Sketches of Church Life in the Counties of Essex and Hertfordshire (London: Skeffington & Son, 1902)

Miller, Robert, From Shore to Shore (R. Miller, 1989)

Visram, Rozina, Asians in Britain: 400 Years of History (London: Pluto Press, 2002)