John Bardsley

John Wareing Bardsley (29 March 1835 – 14 March 1914) was the Bishop of Carlisle.

John Bardsley

Bishop of Carlisle
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DioceseDiocese of Carlisle
In office1891–1914 (death)
PredecessorHarvey Goodwin
SuccessorHenry Williams
Other postsBishop of Sodor and Man (1887–1891)
Personal details
Born(1835-03-29)29 March 1835
Died14 March 1914(1914-03-14) (aged 78)
EducationManchester Grammar School
Alma materTrinity College, Dublin

He was the son of Canon James Bardsley, once a Bradford curate. As a boy he lived in Church Street, Burnley, attending Burnley Grammar School between 1843-48.[1] He continued his education at Manchester Grammar School[2] and Trinity College, Dublin.

He began his career as a curate at St Anne's Sale[3] after which he held incumbencies at St John's, Bootle[4] and then St Saviour's, Liverpool.[5] From 1880 to 1886 he was Archdeacon of Warrington and then Archdeacon of Liverpool for a year before his ordination to the episcopate as Bishop of Sodor and Man in 1887. In 1891 he was translated to Carlisle,[6] a post he held until his death on 14 March 1914.[7]

He died in 1914 and was buried at Roughtonhead near Carlisle. Whilst at Bootle he had married Mary Powell with whom he had five children.[8]


  1. ^ Bennett, Walter (1949), The History of Burnley, 3, Burnley Corporation, pp. 329–330, OCLC 220326580
  2. ^ "Who was Who" 1897–1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Isle of Man web site
  4. ^ Church web site
  5. ^ "The Clergy List" London, Hamilton & Co 1889
  6. ^ Images of Cumbria
  7. ^ The Times, Monday, Sep 19, 1904; pg. 9; Issue 37503; col C Funeral Of The Bishop Of Carlisle
  8. ^ "John Wareing Bardsley - Bishop 1887-1892". Retrieved 2012-11-20.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Rowley Hill
Bishop of Sodor and Man
1887 – 1891
Succeeded by
Norman Dumenil Straton
Preceded by
Harvey Goodwin
Bishop of Carlisle
1891 – 1914
Succeeded by
Henry Williams