Alan Rogers (bishop)

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Alan Rogers
Bishop of Edmonton
Diocese Diocese of London
In office 1970–1975
Successor Bill Westwood
Other posts Bishop of Mauritius (1959–1966)
Bishop of Fulham (1966–1970)
Orders
Consecration 1959
Personal details
Born 1907 (1907)
Died 2003 (aged 95–96)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican

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, trained for the priesthood at 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 Archdeacon of Mauritius. Returning to England he became Vicar of Twickenham followed by a spell as Rural Dean of Hampstead before appointment to the episcopate as Bishop of Mauritius in 1959.[4] Translated to become Bishop of Fulham (a suffragan bishop of the Diocese of London with delegated responsibility from the Bishop of London for northern and central Europe) in 1966,[5] his final appointment was a sideways move to become Bishop of Edmonton[6] (another suffragan bishop of that Diocese, but actually ministering there) four years later. In retirement he continued to serve the church as an assistant bishop (in the Diocese of Peterborough and then the Kensington area of the London diocese) for a further quarter of a century.

References[edit]

  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 Otter-Barry
Bishop of Mauritius
1959–1966
Succeeded by
Edwin Curtis
Preceded by
Roderic Coote
Bishop of Fulham
1966–1970
Succeeded by
John Satterthwaite
New title Bishop of Edmonton
1970–1975
Succeeded by
Bill Westwood