Charles Alford (priest)

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Charles Symes Leslie Alford [1] ((b Bristol 7 February 1885 – d Wincombe 16 May 1963)) was Archdeacon of Bristol from 1938[2] to 1941.[3]

Alford was born in Bristol and educated at Marlborough College and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, during which time he was a member of its OTC.[4] He was ordained deacon in 1908[5] and priest in 1909 .[6] After a curacy in Barnard Castle he was with the Royal Army Chaplains' Department [7] from 1910 to 1927. He was then Vicar of Marshfield until his Archdeacon’s appointment. In later years he was Rector of Staple Fitzpaine and then Rowberrow.[8]


  1. ^ Alford Association
  2. ^ Ecclesiastical News. Church appointments The Times (London, England), Thursday, Feb 03, 1938; pg. 15; Issue 47909
  3. ^ Ecclesiastical News. Archdeacon of Bristol The Times (London, England), Monday, Sep 01, 1941; pg. 6; Issue 49019.
  4. ^ London Gazette
  5. ^ Durham University Library
  6. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1929-30 Oxford, OUP, 1929 p13
  7. ^ Malta Family History
  8. ^ ‘ALFORD, Rev. Prebendary Charles Symes Leslie’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 27 April 2013
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Welchman
Archdeacon of Bristol
Succeeded by
Ivor Stanley Watkins