Henry Henn

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Henry Henn (1858–1931) was a Church of England bishop. He was the third Bishop of Burnley from 1909 to 1931.[1]

Born in Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland on 8 October 1858,[2] he was educated at Sherborne School and Trinity Hall, Cambridge.[3] Ordained in 1886, his first post was a curacy at Preston Parish Church,[4] after which he returned to his old college as its Dean. He moved back to Lancashire, at first as Vicar of St Paul’s in Preston, then he became Rural Dean of Bolton on 21 January 1902.[5] During his incumbency at Bolton, he was appointed an honorary canon of Manchester Cathedral in 1903.[5] In 1909, he was ordained to the episcopate, becoming the suffragan Bishop of Burnley. He kept this position until his death on 21 October 1931.[6]


  1. ^ New Bishop Suffragan Of Burnley The Times, Monday, July 12, 1909; pg. 3; Issue 39009; col A.
  2. ^ "Who was Who" 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X.
  3. ^ "Henn, Henry (HN877H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  4. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, John Phillips, 1900
  5. ^ a b The parish of Bolton-le-Moors. British History Online. Retrieved on 17 February 2009.
  6. ^ Obituary- Henry Henn Bishop Of Burnley The Times Thursday, October 22, 1931; pg. 14; Issue 45960; col D.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Alfred Pearson
Bishop of Burnley
1909 – 1931
Succeeded by
Edgar Priestley Swain