Keith Prosser

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Charles Keith Kipling Prosser[1] (1897–1954) was the fifth Bishop of Burnley from 1950 until 1954.

Educated at King Edward's School, Birmingham he served during World War I with the Royal Garrison Artillery[2] after which he studied at Queens' College, Cambridge before ordination in 1923. Successively curate of Bishop Latimer's Church, Birmingham,[3] Rector of Alert Bay, British Columbia and Rural Dean of Leigh he was ordained to the episcopate in 1950.[4] He died in post four years later.[5]


  1. ^ Diary of Brian David Williams — October 1952[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ During which he was Mentioned in Despatches"Who was Who" 1897–1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Brief Church History
  4. ^ Bishop Of Burnley, The Times 24 January 1950; p. 4.
  5. ^ Lancashire Lantern[permanent dead link]
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edgar Priestley Swain
Bishop of Burnley
1950 – 1954
Succeeded by
George Edward Holderness