Alfred Blomfield

Alfred Blomfield[1] (1833–1894)[2] was an Anglican bishop[3] in the last decades of the 19th century.

Alfred was the son of Charles Blomfield, sometime Bishop of London[4] and brother of the architect Arthur Blomfield. He was educated at Harrow and Balliol before being awarded a Fellowship at All Souls. From 1857 he was a Curate at Kidderminster, then its Vicar. After this he held further incumbencies in Stepney and Barking, was Archdeacon of Essex (1878–1882)[5] before a 12-year spell as Bishop of Colchester and Archdeacon of Colchester from 1882[6] until 1894.


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  2. Obituary- The Bishop Of Colchester The TimesTuesday, Nov 06, 1894; pg. 10; Issue 34414; col C
  3. ”Church History in Queen Victoria's Reign” Fowler,M: Whitefish Kessinger Publishing, 2005 ISBN 1-4179-7356-0
  4. His father was Bishop of London from 1828 to 1856 > “ A memoir of Charles James Blomfield” Blomfield, A: London, B. Fellowes, 1863
  5. "The Clergy List, Clerical Guide and Ecclesiastical Directory" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  6. The Times, Thursday, Jan 03, 1894; pg. 3; Issue 34464; col G Ecclesiastical Intelligence- New Bishop of Colchester
Church of England titles
in abeyance Bishop of Colchester
1882 1894
Succeeded by
Henry Johnson

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