diocese of Blackburn

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Blackburn, diocese of

HOSKYNS-ABRAHALL, Anthony Leigh Egerton (1903 - 1982), Honorary Assistant Bishop, diocese of Blackburn, since 1975

GIGGALL, George Kenneth (1914 - 1999), Assistant Bishop, diocese of Blackburn, since 1982

SINKER, Provost John (1874 - 1936), Vicar of Blackburn since 1922; Provost of the Cathedral, 1931; Hon. Canon of Blackburn 1927; Surrogate for Diocese of Blackburn, 1927; Proctor in Convocation for Archdeaconry of Blackburn, 1929

READE, Nicholas Stewart (born 1946), Bishop of Blackburn, 2004–12; an Honorary Assistant Bishop: Diocese of Europe, since 2013; Diocese of Chichester, since 2014

VICKERS, Michael Edwin (born 1929), Area Bishop of Colchester, 1988–94; an Assistant Bishop, Diocese of Blackburn, 1994–2013

KENDALL, Frank (born 1940), Non-stipendiary Priest, since 2002, and Chairman, World Development Group, since 2007, Diocese of Blackburn

ASHTON, Cyril Guy (born 1942), Bishop Suffragan of Doncaster, 2000–11; an Honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Liverpool and in the Diocese of Blackburn, since 2011, and in the Diocese of Carlisle, since 2015

BANKES, Ralph George Scott (1900 - 1948), Chancellor of Diocese of Blackburn since 1935, of Manchester since 1935, of Coventry since 1937, and of Durham since 1940

FLETCHER, Robert Crompton (1850 - 1917), Archdeacon of Blackburn since 1901; Rector of Chorley, Lancashire, 1907; Alderman of Lancashire County Council since 1889; Surrogate of diocese of Manchester since 1888


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The see, created in 1927 mostly out of the Manchester diocese, comprises much of Lancashire except for Liverpool and Manchester, a mixture of countryside and cotton‐mill towns. The cathedral is the former parish church of St Mary's, built in 1818, early Gothic Revival in style.

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