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Alfred Pearson (bishop)

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Name  Alfred Pearson

Alfred Pearson (30 April 1848 – 19 March 1909) was the second Bishop of Burnley (a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of Manchester) from 1905 until his death.

Born in Brixton, Surrey, son of Robert (a shipowner) and Hannah née Brodrick, and educated at Islington Grammar School and Lincoln College, Oxford, he was ordained in 1874. After a curacy of St Andrew's, Leeds and of Knaresborough Parish Church (1874–1877), he held incumbencies as Rector of St Ebbe's, Oxford, Vicar of All Saints' Church, Nottingham (1880–1888), at St Margaret's Church, Brighton (1888–1896), and St Mark's, Sheffield (1896–1905, where he was also Rural Dean of the area and prebendary of Osbaldwick, a canon of York from 1903) before his appointment to the episcopate.

Pearson was consecrated a bishop by William Maclagan, Archbishop of York, at York Minster, on 2 February 1905, to serve as suffragan Bishop of Burnley. He was also appointed to simultaneously serve as Rector of St Peter's, Burnley He died in office in Burnley, Lancashire. He married Caroline née Doncaster.


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