Alan Chesters Religious Leader

Alan David Chesters CBE (born 26 August 1937) was the Bishop of Blackburn from 1989 to 2003. Chesters is the son of Herbert and Catherine Chesters, of Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. He was educated at Elland Grammar School, St Chad's College, Durham (BA 1959), St Catherine's Society, Oxford (BA 1961, MA(Oxon) 1965) and St Stephen's House, Oxford (1959–62). He was ordained deacon in 1962, priest in 1963 and bishop in 1989. Chesters served as assistant curate of St Anne's Wandsworth from 1962 to 1965. He then became chaplain of Tiffin School (1966–72), a post that he soon combined with that of honorary assistant curate of St Richard's Ham (1967–72). Returning to the north of England, where he was to spend the rest of his ministry, he became director of education for the Diocese of Durham and rector of Brancepeth (1972–85). He was an honorary canon of Durham Cathedral from 1975 until 1984. In 1985 he was appointed Archdeacon of Halifax in the Diocese of Wakefield. In 1989, The Queen appointed him Bishop of Blackburn on the advice of the Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher. He took his seat in the House of Lords in 1995.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 26th, 1937
Places lived
West Yorkshire , England
pop. 2,161,200 (2006)


1. St Catherine's College, Oxford Colleges/University

St Catherine's College, often called Catz, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. Its motto is Nova et Vetera ("the new and the old"). As of 2006, the college had an estimated financial endowment of £53m.

Type College
2006. 53 mil. £
Manor Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire
2010. 499
2008. 450
2010. 250
2008. 150
Official web page
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Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended St Catherine's College, Oxford connected by profession and/or age

b. 1925., Religious Leader
b. 1915., Religious Leader
b. 1915., Religious Leader
b. 1956., Religious Leader
b. 1939., Critic
b. 1936., Novelist
b. 1941., Writer
b. 1940., Politician

2. St Stephen's House, Oxford Colleges/University

St Stephen’s House, Oxford (popularly known as "Staggers"), is an Anglican theological college and one of six religious Permanent Private Halls of the University of Oxford, England. From its mission statement the House asserts it offers "formation, education, and training for a variety of qualifications and ministries rooted in the catholic tradition, helping the church give faithful witness to Christ in contemporary society" as well as an exceptional education in a "context encouraging disciplined study, academic research and personal reflection centered in prayer and worship".

16 Marston St, Oxford, Oxfordshire
Local tuition
2011. 5.92 K €
Official web page
Wikipedia article

People attended St Stephen's House, Oxford connected by profession and/or age

b. 1932., Religious Leader
b. 1948., Religious Leader
b. 1915., Religious Leader
b. 1957., Religious Leader
b. 1958., Religious Leader
b. 1910., Religious Leader
b. 1944., Religious Leader
b. 1970., Journalist

3. Durham University Colleges/University

The University of Durham, commonly known as Durham University, is a public research university in Durham, England. It was founded by Act of Parliament in 1832 and granted a Royal Charter in 1837. It was one of the first universities to open in England for more than 600 years and has a claim towards being the third oldest university in England.

Type Public university
2013. 66 mil. £
2012. 61.8 mil. £
2010. 57.8 mil. £
Institution colors
The Palatine Centre, Stockton Road, DH1 3LE - Durham, England, County Durham
2012. 11,742
2010. 11,463
2012. 3,580
2010. 4,593
Local tuition
2013. 9 K £
Official web page
Wikipedia article
Social media

Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
Notable alumni by gender

People attended Durham University connected by profession and/or age

b. 1934., Religious Leader
b. 1883., Religious Leader
b. 1907., Religious Leader
b. 1872., Religious Leader
b. 1955., Religious Leader
b. 1943., Religious Leader
b. 1947., Religious Leader
b. 1946., Religious Leader


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