Charles Grierson

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The Right Reverend
Charles Grierson
Bishop of Down, Connor and Dromore
In office 1919–1934
Other posts Dean of Belfast (1911–1919)
Personal details
Born (1857-04-11)11 April 1857
Died 9 July 1935(1935-07-09) (aged 78)[1]
Denomination Church of Ireland
Spouse Blanche Caldwell née Bloomfield
Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin

Charles Thornton Primrose Grierson was an eminent Irish clergyman in the first third of the 20th century.[2] Gaining an MA, then ordained in 1881,[3] he began his career with a curacy at Kells, after which he was Rector of Stradbally [4] and then Seapatrick, County Down. Promotion to be Dean of St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, followed after which he was elevated to the Episcopate as the Bishop of Down, Connor and Dromore. Works. He contributed to the monumental "Dictionary of Christ and the Gospels" 1908 edited by Hastings. [5]


  1. ^ The Times, Friday, Jul 12, 1935; pg. 16; Issue 47114; col E Obituary Rt Rev. Charles Thornton Primrose Grierson
  2. ^ “A New History of Ireland” Moody,T.M;Martin,F.X;Byrne,F.J;Cosgrove,F:Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-821745-5
  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, Kelly’s, 1913
  5. ^ Fryde, E. B; Greenway, D. E; Porter, S; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third Edition, revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
Religious titles
Preceded by
John Robinson
Dean of Belfast
Succeeded by
Thomas Collins
Preceded by
Charles D'Arcy
Bishop of Down, Connor and Dromore
Succeeded by
John MacNeice