Alfred Pearson (bishop)

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Alfred Pearson
Bishop of Burnley
Diocese Diocese of Manchester
In office 1905–1909
Predecessor Edwyn Hoskyns
Successor Henry Henn
Other posts Rector of Burnley (1905–1909)
Ordination 1874
Consecration 1905
by William Maclagan
Personal details
Born (1848-04-30)30 April 1848
Brixton, Surrey, United Kingdom
Died 19 March 1909(1909-03-19) (aged 60)
Burnley, Lancashire, UK
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Parents Robert Pearson & Hannah née Brodrick
Spouse Caroline née Doncaster
Alma mater Lincoln College, Oxford

Alfred Pearson (30 April 1848[1] – 19 March 1909)[2] was the second Bishop of Burnley (a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Manchester) from 1905[3] until his death.

Born in Brixton, Surrey, son of Robert (a shipowner) and Hannah née Brodrick, and educated at Islington Grammar School and Lincoln College, Oxford, he was ordained in 1874. After a curacy of St Andrew's, Leeds and of Knaresborough Parish Church (1874–1877), he held incumbencies as Rector of St Ebbe's, Oxford, Vicar of All Saints' Church, Nottingham (1880–1888), at St Margaret's Church, Brighton (1888–1896), and St Mark's, Sheffield (1896–1905,[1] where he was also Rural Dean of the area[4] and prebendary of Osbaldwick, a canon of York from 1903) before his appointment to the episcopate.[1]

Pearson was consecrated a bishop by William Maclagan, Archbishop of York, at York Minster, on 2 February 1905,[5] to serve as suffragan Bishop of Burnley. He was also appointed to simultaneously serve as Rector[6] of St Peter's, Burnley[7] He died in office in Burnley, Lancashire. He married Caroline née Doncaster.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Pearson, Alfred. Who Was Who. 1920–2016 (April 2014 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 4 January 2017. 
  2. ^ Obituary- The Bishop Of Burnley The Times Saturday, Mar 20, 1909; pg. 12; Issue 38912; col F
  3. ^ New Bishop Suffragan Of Burnley The Times Tuesday, Jan 03, 1905; pg. 9; Issue 37594; col A
  4. ^ Fifty Years of Sheffield Church Life
  5. ^ "Consecration of bishops at York (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#2193). 3 February 1905. p. 135. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 4 January 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "The new Bishops of Burnley (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#2190). 13 January 1905. p. 43. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 4 January 2017. (Subscription required (help)). 
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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edwyn Hoskyns
Bishop of Burnley
Succeeded by
Henry Henn