Arthur Clarke (priest)

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Arthur Frederic Clarke (b 22 December 1848 - d 4 January 1932[1]) was an eminent Anglican priest in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.[2]

He was educated at Charterhouse[3] and Trinity College, Oxford. He was ordained in 1874.[4] After curacies at Beverley, Linthorpe, Alvechurch and Leek Wootton[5] he was Vicar[6] of Cockerham[7] from 1881[8] until[9] 1905; and Archdeacon of Lancaster from 1896 to 1905.[10] He was then Vicar of Rochdale from 1905[11] to 1910; its Rural Dean from 1905 to 1910; and its Archdeacon from 1910 to 1919. During this period he was also an honorary chaplain to the forces. A bell at St Andrew, Singapore is dedicated to him.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Deaths The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Jan 06, 1932; pg. 1; Issue 46023
  2. ^ ‘CLARKE, Rev. Arthur Frederic’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 25 June 2013
  3. ^ ”List of Carthusians, 1800 to 1879” Parish, W.D: Lewes : Farncombe and Co., 1879 p48
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1929 London: Oxford University Press, 1929 p238
  5. ^ ‘CHURCH NEWS’ The Blackburn Standard: Darwen Observer, and North-East Lancashire Advertiser (Blackburn, England), Saturday, December 03, 1881; pg. 2; Issue 2406
  6. ^ Parish Records
  7. ^ National Archives
  8. ^ ‘Multiple News Items’ The Morning Post (London, England), Thursday, December 08, 1881; pg. 2; Issue 34151
  9. ^ London Gazette
  10. ^ ‘PREFERMENTS AND APPOINTMENTS’ The Bristol Mercury and Daily Post (Bristol, England), Friday, January 3, 1896
  11. ^ British History on-line
  12. ^ TTC
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Hornby
Archdeacon of Lancaster
1896–1905
Succeeded by
William Bonsey
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Archdeacon of Rochdale
1910–1919
Succeeded by
Thomas Rawlinson Sale