Ernest Pearce

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Ernest Harold Pearce, DD, CBE, TD (23 July 1865 – 28 October 1930) was an Anglican bishop, the 106th Bishop of Worcester from 1919 until his death.[1]


He was born on 23 July 1865 and was educated at Christ’s Hospital and Peterhouse, Cambridge.[2] Ordained priest in 1890 he was firstly an assistant master and school chaplain at Christ’s Hospital. An eminent scholar, he was Professor of Biblical History at Queen's College, London[3] until 1905 when he became Rector of Christ Church Greyfriars in the City of London. Treasurer then Archdeacon of Westminster, he was subsequently elevated to the See of Diocese of Worcester.[4] A cleric whose efficiency, powers of rapid work and precision of thought were respected throughout the church.[5] He died suddenly on 28 October 1930.


  • The Annals of Christ's Hospital, 1901
  • The Book of God's Kingdom, 1902
  • The Sons of the Clergy, 1904
  • English Christianity in its Beginnings, 1908
  • The Laws of the Earliest Gospel, 1913
  • William de Colchester, 1915
  • The Monks of Westminster, 1916
  • The Royal Hospitals at Church, 1925
  • The Register of Thomas de Cobham, 1317-1327, 1930


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ "Pearce, Ernest Harold (PR884EH)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ College Web-Site
  4. ^ New Bishop Of Worcester. Appointment Of Canon E. H. Pearce. (Official Appointments and Notices) The Times Thursday, 2 Jan 1919; pg. 9; Issue 41987; col B
  5. ^ The Times, Wednesday, 29 Oct 1930; pg. 16; Issue 45656; col B The Bishop Of Worcester Administrator And Antiquary

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Huyshe Wolcott Yeatman-Biggs
Bishop of Worcester
Succeeded by
Arthur William Thomson Perowne