Geoff Pearson

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The Rt Revd
Geoff Pearson
BA[1]
Bishop of Lancaster
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of Blackburn
Predecessor Stephen Pedley
Orders
Ordination c1974
Consecration 2 November 2006[2]
Personal details
Born (1951-07-18) 18 July 1951 (age 63)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Jean[1]
Children 3 adult[1]
Alma mater St John's College, Durham

Geoffrey Seagrave Pearson[3] (known as Geoff;[4] born 18 July 1951) is the current Bishop of Lancaster in the Church of England.[1]

He was educated at St John's College, Durham.[5] Ordained in 1974[6] his career began with a curacy at Kirkheaton after which he was the incumbent at the Church of the Redeemer, Blackburn[citation needed] and finally (before his elevation to the Episcopate) the Vicar of Roby. Pearson was consecrated a bishop on 2 November 2006[2] and installed as Bishop of Lancaster on

A keen hillwalker,[7] Bishop Geoffrey is married to Jean with three adult children.[1] He has dedicated much of his ministry to the prioritisation of gospel work amongst children and young people.

Styles[edit]

  • Geoff Pearson Esq (1951–c1974)
  • The Revd Geoff Pearson (c1974–2002)
  • The Revd Canon Geoff Pearson (2002–2006)
  • The Rt Revd Geoff Pearson (2006—)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Official notification of appointment
  2. ^ a b Episcopal World — Advent 2006
  3. ^ Anglican web-site
  4. ^ Diocese of Blackburn — Bishop's Staff
  5. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  6. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  7. ^ Debrett's People of Today London, 2008 Debrett's, ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Stephen Pedley
Bishop of Lancaster
2006—
Incumbent