Herbert Pelham

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Herbert Sidney Pelham was the third Bishop of Barrow-in-Furness from 1926 until his death in 1944.

Born in 1881 and educated at Harrow School and University College, Oxford,[1] his first posts after ordination were at inner-city Missions.[2] After which he was Chaplain to Henry Wakefield, Bishop of Birmingham, Head of the Harrow Mission, and Vicar of Barking- a post he held until 1926 when he was elevated to the Episcopate.[3] The author of one book “The Training of a Working Boy”, he died on 11 March 1944.[4]


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ Oxford Mission (Bermondsey); Birmingham Street Children's Union- Who was Who (Ibid)
  3. ^ The Times, Saturday, Feb 06, 1926; pg. 12; Issue 44189; col E New Bishop Of Barrow.
  4. ^ The Times Monday, Mar 13, 1944; pg. 6; Issue 49803; col E Obituary The Rt Rev HS Pelham
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Campbell West-Watson
Bishop of Barrow-in-Furness
In abeyance ever since