Alfred Berkeley (bishop)

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Alfred Pakenham Berkeley (9 March 1862 – 15 May 1938) was an English divine and Bishop of Barbados from 1917 to 1927.

Funerary monument, Brompton Cemetery, London

Alfred Berkeley was the son of Canon R. Fitzharding Berkeley, rector of Saint Philip, Barbados.[1] Educated at Harrison College and Codrington College, he was ordained in 1885 and became curate of Saint George, Antigua and Barbuda.[1] In 1887 he became vicar of All Saints, Antigua and Barbuda, and in 1888 curate of Saint Philip, Barbados.[1] From 1891 to 1901 he was vicar of Holy Innocents, Barbados.[1] Rector of Saint Philip from 1901 to 1907 and dean and rector of Saint Michael, Barbados from 1907 to 1917,[1] Berkeley was elected to be bishop and was consecrated in St. Michael’s Cathedral, Barbados on 12 August 1917.[2]

He was Bishop of Barbados from 1917 to 1927.

He is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.


  1. ^ a b c d e Obituary, The Times, 16 May 1927
  2. ^ Bishops of Barbados: Alfred Berkeley