Alfred Clifford

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Alfred Clifford (1849 – 27 April 1931) was an Anglican bishop, the inaugural Bishop of Lucknow from 1893 until 1910.[1]

Alfred Clifford was born in 1849 and educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.[2][3] He was ordained in 1872 and, after a brief period as Curate at St Nicholas Nottingham,[4] emigrated to India Here he worked for the Church Missionary Society before gaining the post of Chaplain to the Bishop of Calcutta in 1885. Eight years later he ascended to the Episcopate,[5] a post he held for seventeen years. In retirement he returned to England and served as Vicar of Stoke Bishop.


  1. Cathedral built in his honour
  2. Who was Who 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. "Clifford, Alfred (CLFT868A)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Church web site
  5. The Times, Thursday, 9 February 1893; pg. 10; Issue 33870; col F Ecclesiastical Intelligence. Inaugural Bishop of Lucknow
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Lucknow
1893 – 1910
Succeeded by
George Herbert Westcott