Alan Rogers (bishop)

Alan Francis Bright Rogers (1907–2003)[1] was an Anglican Bishop who held three different posts in an ecclesiastical career spanning over half a century.[2]

Alan Rogers
Bishop of Edmonton
ChurchChurch of England
DioceseDiocese of London
In office1970–1975
SuccessorBill Westwood
Other posts
Personal details
Birth nameAlan Francis Bright Rogers
Born1907 (1907)
Died2003 (aged 95–96)
EducationWestminster City School

Educated at Westminster City School, trained for the priesthood at King's College London and ordained in 1932, he began his career with a curacy at St Stephen's, Shepherds Bush.[3] From 1934 he served the Anglican Church in Mauritius, firstly as a missionary priest then as Archdeacon of Mauritius. Returning to England he became Vicar of Twickenham followed by a spell as Rural Dean of Hampstead before appointment to the episcopate as Bishop of Mauritius in 1959.[4] Translated to become Bishop of Fulham (a suffragan bishop of the Diocese of London with delegated responsibility from the Bishop of London for northern and central Europe) in 1966,[5] his final appointment was a sideways move to become Bishop of Edmonton[6] (another suffragan bishop of that Diocese, but actually ministering there) four years later. That See was erected on 29 May 1970[7] in order to supervise a new district of the diocese created by the experimental area scheme that year.[8]

In retirement he continued to serve the church as an honorary assistant bishop (in the Diocese of Peterborough and then the Kensington area of the London diocese) for a further quarter of a century.


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ "Parish web site". Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2008.
  4. ^ The Times, Monday, Jun 15, 1959; pg. 12; Issue 54487; col D Bishop Of Mauritius Appointment Of Canon A. F. B. Rogers
  5. ^ New Bishop Of Fulham The Times Saturday, Jul 09, 1966; pg. 10; Issue 56679; col C
  6. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  7. ^ "Translated to Edmonton". Church Times (#5600). 12 June 1970. p. 2. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 4 January 2021 – via UK Press Online archives.
  8. ^ "Virtual autonomy for London's 'area bishops'?". Church Times (#5584). 20 February 1970. p. 1. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 29 September 2020 – via UK Press Online archives.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Hugh Otter-Barry
Bishop of Mauritius
Succeeded by
Edwin Curtis
Preceded by
Roderic Coote
Bishop of Fulham
Succeeded by
John Satterthwaite
New title Bishop of Edmonton
Succeeded by
Bill Westwood