Geoff Pearson

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The Right Reverend
Geoff Pearson
Bishop of Lancaster
Diocese Diocese of Blackburn
In office 2006–2017 (announced)
Predecessor Stephen Pedley
Ordination 1974 (deacon); 1975 (priest)[1]
Consecration 2 November 2006[2]
Personal details
Born (1951-07-18) 18 July 1951 (age 65)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Jean[3]
Children 3 adult[3]
Alma mater St John's College, Durham

Geoffrey Seagrave "Geoff" Pearson[4][5] (born 18 July 1951) is the current Bishop of Lancaster in the Church of England.[3]

He was educated at St John's College, Durham.[1] Ordained in 1974[6] his career began with a curacy at Kirkheaton after which he was the incumbent at the Church of the Redeemer, Blackburn[1] and finally (before his appointment to the episcopate) the Vicar of Roby. Pearson was consecrated a bishop on 2 November 2006[2] and installed as Bishop of Lancaster on

A keen hillwalker,[7] Pearson is married to Jean with three adult children.[3] He has dedicated much of his ministry to the prioritisation of gospel work amongst children and young people.

On 16 January 2017, it was announced that Pearson is to retire "in the summer" 2017.[8]



Church of England titles
Preceded by
Stephen Pedley
Bishop of Lancaster
2006–2017 (announced)