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The Bishop of Burnley is an episcopal title used by a suffragan bishop of the Church of England Diocese of Blackburn, in the Province of York, England.[1]

The title takes its name after the town of Burnley in Lancashire. Originally, the suffragan bishops were appointed for the diocese of Manchester, but with the creation of the diocese of Blackburn in 1926, Burnley came under jurisdiction of the Bishop of Blackburn.

List of the Bishops of Burnley

No. Incumbent From Until Notes
1 Edwyn Hoskyns 1901 1904 Translated to Southwell
2 Alfred Pearson 1905 1909
3 Henry Henn 1909 1931
4 Edgar Priestley Swain 1931 1949
5 Charles Keith Kipling Prosser 1950 1954
6 George Edward Holderness 1955 1970
7 Richard Charles Challinor Watson 1970 1988
8 Ronald James Milner 1988 1994
9 Martyn William Jarrett 1994 2000 Translated to Beverley
10 John William Goddard 2000 present


  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009 (100th edition), Church House Publishing (ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0).

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