Alan Rogers (bishop)

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Alan Francis Bright Rogers (1907–2003)[1] was an Anglican Bishop who held three different posts in an ecclesiastical career spanning over half a century.[2]

Educated at Westminster City School and King's College London and ordained in 1932, he began his career with a Curacy at St Stephen's, Shepherds Bush.[3] From 1934 he served the Anglican Church in Mauritius, firstly as a missionary priest then as its Archdeacon. Returning to England he became Vicar of Twickenham followed by a spell as Rural Dean of Hampstead before elevation to the Episcopate as Bishop of Mauritius in 1959.[4] Translated to Fulham in 1966,[5] his final appointment was a sideways move to Edmonton[6] four years later. In retirement he continued to serve the church as an Assistant Bishop for a further quarter of a century.


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ Parish web site
  4. ^ The Times, Monday, Jun 15, 1959; pg. 12; Issue 54487; col D Bishop Of Mauritius Appointment Of Canon A. F. B. Rogers
  5. ^ New Bishop Of Fulham The Times Saturday, Jul 09, 1966; pg. 10; Issue 56679; col C
  6. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Hugh Van Lynden Otter-Barry
Bishop of Mauritius
1959 – 1966
Succeeded by
Ernest Edwin Curtis
Preceded by
Roderic Norman Coote
Bishop of Fulham
1966 – 1970
Succeeded by
John Richard Satterthwaite
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Edmonton
1970 – 1975
Succeeded by
William John Westwood