John Sinker

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The Very Rev John Sinker , MA, DD (21 December 1874 - 24 April 1936) [1] was an eminent Anglican priest and author in the 20th century.[2]

Life[edit]

John Sinker was born into an ecclesiastical family, the fifth son of the Reverend Robert Sinker, DD.[3] Educated at Cambridge University,[4] he was ordained in 1898.[5] He was Curate of Raughtonhead with Gatesgill and then Domestic Chaplain to the Bishop of Carlisle.[6] In 1905 he became Vicar of Burneside and in 1910 of St. George’s, Preston.[7] From 1915 to 1922 he was Rural Dean of the Fylde. In 1922 he became Vicar of Blackburn and in 1931 its first Provost.[8] He died in post. His son was the Rev John Blamire Sinker, MA[9]

Works[edit]

  • Memoirs of the Rev. Canon Stock, 1905
  • Into the Church’s Service, 1913
  • The Prayer Book in the Pulpit,1915
  • The War: Its Deeds and Lessons, 1916
  • The Round of the Church’s Clock, 1917
  • Through the Grave and Gate of Death, 1919
  • Plain Talks to Lancashire People, 1925

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Times, Monday, Apr 27, 1936; pg. 16; Issue 47359; col D Obituary The Provost of Blackburn
  2. ^ "Handbook of British Chronology" Fryde, E.B; Greenway, D.E; Porter,S; Roy,I Cambridge, CUP,1996 ISBN 978-0-521-56350-5
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ Who was Who. He is not listed in Alumni Cantabrigienses
  5. ^ The Times Wednesday, Dec 21, 1898; pg. 15; Issue 35705; col A Ordinations Carlisle
  6. ^ "The Clergy List" London, John Phillips, 1900
  7. ^ The Times, Tuesday, Apr 26, 1910; pg. 18; Issue 39256; col EEcclesiastical Intelligence
  8. ^ Burials at the Church of St Leonard in the Parish of Balderstone
  9. ^ .Crockford's Clerical Directory1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
Religious titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Provost of Blackburn
1931 – 1936
Succeeded by
William Kay