Cecil Bourke

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Cecil Frederick Joseph Bourke (1 September 1841-15 April 1910) was the Archdeacon of Buckingham from 1895 until his death.[1]

Bourke was educated at Corpus Christi College, Oxford[2] and ordained in 1865. He began his ordained ministry as a curate at Newbury[3] after which he was the rector of Middleton Stoney before becoming the incumbent of St Giles' Reading.[4] From 1895 to 1910 he was the rector and sub-dean of St Mary’s Cathedral, Truro, a position he held until his move to Buckingham.


  1. ^ The Archdeacon Of Buckingham (Obituaries), The Times, 16 April 1910; pg. 12; Issue 39248; col D
  2. ^ University Intelligence, The Standard (London, England), 3 June 1864; pg. 6; Issue 12423. 19th Century British Library Newspapers: Part II
  3. ^ “Who was Who 1897-1990", London, A & C Black, 1991, ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory", London, Hamilton & Co 1889