John Eyre (Archdeacon of Sheffield)

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Memorial in Sheffield Cathedral

John Rashdall Eyre was an Anglican priest in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.[1]

He was born 21 June 1845, and educated at Clare College, Cambridge.[2] Ordained in 1873,[3] he was a minor canon at Chester Cathedral, Rural Dean of Toxteth, Vicar of St Helens, Merseyside and Rector of Tiverton before being appointed Archdeacon of Sheffield[4] in 1895,[5] a post he held until his death on 12 June 1912.[6]


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 071363457X
  2. ^ "Eyre, John Rashdall (ER864JR)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.  According to a Genealogical Web site, he was born 1850
  3. ^ "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  4. ^ Fifty Years of Sheffield Church Life 1866-1916
  5. ^ The Times, Thursday, 14 March 1895; p. 7; Issue 34524; col G Ecclesiastical Intelligence
  6. ^ The Times, Thursday, 13 June 1912; p. 1; Issue 39924; col ADeaths
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Henry Arnold Favell
Archdeacon of Sheffield
Succeeded by
Herbert Gresford Jones