Thomas Bloomer[1] (14 July 1894 – 5 January 1984) was born on 14 July 1894 and educated at the Royal School Dungannon[2] and Trinity College, Dublin. He began his ministry as a curate at Carrickfergus.[3] Later he was Vicar of St Mark’s, Bath and then Rural Dean of Barking before his ordination to the episcopate[4] as Bishop of Carlisle.[5] He was consecrated a bishop on St Luke's day 1946 (18 October), by Cyril Garbett, Archbishop of York, at York Minster — his brother, James Bloomer, then-Rector of Armagh, preached.[6] He retired as bishop in 1966,[7] and died on 5 January 1984.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Thomas Bloomer". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved 14 September 2020.
  2. ^ ",". Who's Who. ukwhoswho.com. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ The Times, Saturday, 19 October 1946; p. 7; Issue 50586; col E Ecclesiastical News Enthronement of the Bishop of Carlisle
  5. ^ Images of Cumbria
  6. ^ "Consecration in York". Church Times (4370). 25 October 1946. p. 645. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 29 November 2019 – via UK Press Online archives.
  7. ^ Bishop of Carlisle to Retire The Times Wednesday, 4 May 1966; p. 14; Issue 56622; col C
  8. ^ The Times, Friday, 6 January 1984; p. 12; Issue 61731; col G Obituary Rt Rev Thomas Bloomer
Church of England titles Preceded byHenry Williams Bishop of Carlisle 1946–1966 Succeeded byCyril Bulley