Alfred Berkeley (bishop)

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Alfred Pakenham Berkeley[1] (9 March 1862 – 15 May 1938) was an English divine: Bishop of Barbados from 1917 to[2] 1927; and Bishop of the Windward Islands from 1927 to 1930.[3]

Funerary monument, Brompton Cemetery, London

Alfred Berkeley was the son of Canon R. Fitzharding Berkeley, rector of Saint Philip, Barbados.[4] Educated at Harrison College and Codrington College, he was ordained deacon 1885 and priest in 1886. He became curate of Saint George, Antigua and Barbuda.[4] In 1887 he became vicar of All Saints, Antigua and Barbuda, and in 1888 curate of Saint Philip, Barbados.[4] From 1891 to 1901 he was vicar of Holy Innocents, Barbados.[4] Rector of Saint Philip from 1901 to 1907 and dean and rector of Saint Michael, Barbados from 1907 to 1917,[4] Berkeley was elected to be bishop and was consecrated in St. Michael’s Cathedral, Barbados on 12 August 1917.[5]

He is buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1929/30 p1432: Oxford, OUP, 1929
  3. ^ BERKELEY, Rt Rev. Alfred Pakenham’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2014; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014 ; online edn, April 2014 accessed 24 Sept 2014
  4. ^ a b c d e Obituary, The Times, 16 May 1927
  5. ^ Bishops of Barbados: Alfred Berkeley