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From: "John Henley" <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Reverend's list/website
Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2002 22:52:15 +0100
----- Original Message ----- From: "Terri Adcock" <>
> does anyone know if there is somewhere I can go to where I can get
> information on C of E ministers. Is there a central database held anywhere
> for information such as the date of ordination or churches/ministries my
> ancestors may have been attached to.
> I seem to have several ancestors who were men of the cloth and I don't
> know where to go for further info regarding their lives work.
> > Any help offered greatly appreciated.> > Kind regards> > Terri
For Anglican clergy throughout the British isles (and beyond for most
editions) The Clergy List (began in 1840s) which was taken over c.1917 by
Crockford's Clerical directory (begun 1858) and both came out sometiomes
annually sometimes every other year. Runs of these are held by good large
For earlier clergy (when 90% went through the two universities) the Alumni
lists of Oxford and Cambridge.
For The London Diocese The London Diocesan Book began in 1865 and came out
annually. The 1890 edition is available from Archive CDBooks (see address
below) and contains a wealth of info besides clergy, tho' does not have
clergy biogs. but has names, addresses and posts held plus names and
addresses of some 6000 lay people.
Kelly's/Post Office Directories [many obtainable on CD from Archive CDB]
usually contain a full list of all place of worship (not just CofE) in the
area served + alphabetiical list of all clergy, rabbis, ministers. &c.
(still catching up on masses of emails )
using Archive CDs - see
and researching (and not finding much time for - but always very glad to
hear of any)
HENLEY, PARKER, PRENTICE, SECKER, RAPER, DURDEN
ROLFE, (O)RAFFERTY, EVANS, PARSONS, SYMONDS [IN Berks/Hants/Wilts]
HILL [IN Staffs/Cambs/Berks]