Charles Grierson

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The Rt Rev
Charles Thornton Primrose Grierson
Dean of Belfast
In office
Bishop of Down, Connor and Dromore
In office
Personal details
Born 11 April 1857
Died 9 July 1935 [1]
Spouse(s) Blanche Caldwell née Bloomfield
Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin
Religion Church of Ireland

Charles Thornton Primrose Grierson was an eminent Irish clergyman in the first third of the 20th century.[2] Ordained in 1881,[3] he began his career with a curacy at Kells, after which he was Rector of Stradbally [4] and then Seapatrick, County Down. Promotion to be Dean of St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, followed after which he was elevated to the Episcopate as the 8th Bishop of Down, Connor and Dromore.[5]


  1. ^ The Times, Friday, Jul 12, 1935; pg. 16; Issue 47114; col E Obituary Rt Rev. Charles Thornton Primrose Grierson
  2. ^ “A New History of Ireland” Moody,T.M;Martin,F.X;Byrne,F.J;Cosgrove,F:Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-821745-5
  3. ^ “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Kelly’s, 1913
  5. ^ Fryde, E. B; Greenway, D. E; Porter, S; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
Religious titles
Preceded by
John Joseph Robinson
Dean of Belfast
1911 – 1919
Succeeded by
Thomas Gibson George Collins
Preceded by
Charles Frederick D'Arcy
Bishop of Down, Connor and Dromore
1919 – 1934
Succeeded by
John Frederick McNeice