Alfred Pearson (bishop)

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Alfred Pearson was second Bishop of Burnley from 1905[1] to 1909. Born in Brixton on 30 April 1848 [2] and educated at Lincoln College, Oxford he was ordained in 1874. After a curacy at St Andrew’s, Leeds he heldincumbencies at St Ebbe’s, Oxford, All Saints' Church, Nottingham (1880-1888), St Margaret’s, Brighton and St Mark's, Sheffield (where he was also Rural Dean of the area[3]) before his elevation to the Episcopate. He died on 19 March 1909.[4]


  1. ^ New Bishop Suffragan Of Burnley The Times Tuesday, Jan 03, 1905; pg. 9; Issue 37594; col A
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Fifty Years of Sheffield Church Life
  4. ^ Obituary- The Bishop Of Burnley The Times Saturday, Mar 20, 1909; pg. 12; Issue 38912; col F
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edwyn Hoskyns
Bishop of Burnley
1905 – 1909
Succeeded by
Henry Henn