John Bardsley

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The Right Reverend
John Bardsley
Bishop of Carlisle
John W Bardsley by Alexander Bassano.jpg
Diocese Diocese of Carlisle
In office 1891–1914 (death)
Predecessor Harvey Goodwin
Successor Henry Williams
Other posts Bishop of Sodor and Man (1887–1891)
Personal details
Born (1835-03-29)29 March 1835
Died 14 March 1914(1914-03-14) (aged 78)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Education Manchester Grammar School
Alma mater Trinity College, Dublin

John Wareing Bardsley (29 March 1835 – 14 March 1914) was the Bishop of Carlisle.

He was the son of Canon James Bardsley, a Bradford curate. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School[1] and Trinity College, Dublin.

He began his career as a curate at St Anne's Sale[2] after which he held incumbencies at St John's, Bootle[3] and then St Saviour's, Liverpool. [4] From 1880 to 1886 he was Archdeacon of Warrington and then Archdeacon of Liverpool for a year before his ordination to the episcopate as Bishop of Sodor and Man in 1887. In 1891 he was translated to Carlisle,[5] a post he held until his death on 14 March 1914.[6]

He died in 1914 and was buried at Roughtonhead near Carlisle. Whilst at Bootle he had married Mary Powell with whom he had five children.[7]


  1. ^ "Who was Who" 1897–1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ Isle of Man web site
  3. ^ Church web site
  4. ^ "The Clergy List" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  5. ^ Images of Cumbria
  6. ^ The Times, Monday, Sep 19, 1904; pg. 9; Issue 37503; col C Funeral Of The Bishop Of Carlisle
  7. ^ "John Wareing Bardsley - Bishop 1887-1892". Retrieved 2012-11-20. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Rowley Hill
Bishop of Sodor and Man
1887 – 1891
Succeeded by
Norman Dumenil Straton
Preceded by
Harvey Goodwin
Bishop of Carlisle
1891 – 1914
Succeeded by
Henry Williams