John Sinker

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John Sinker (21 December 1874 – 24 April 1936) [1] was an Anglican priest and author. [2]



John Sinker was born into an ecclesiastical family, the fifth son of the Reverend Robert Sinker [3] Educated at Cambridge University, [4] he was ordained in 1898. [5] He was Curate of Raughtonhead with Gatesgill and then Domestic Chaplain to the Bishop of Carlisle. [6] In 1905 he became Vicar of Burneside and in 1910 of St. George's, Preston. [7] From 1915 to 1922 he was Rural Dean of the Fylde. In 1922 he became Vicar of Blackburn and in 1931 its first Provost. [8] He died in post. His son was the Rev John Blamire Sinker. [9]



  1. The Times, Monday, Apr 27, 1936; pg. 16; Issue 47359; col D "Obituary – The Provost of Blackburn"
  2. "Handbook of British Chronology" Fryde, E.B; Greenway, D.E; Porter,S; Roy,I Cambridge, CUP,1996 ISBN   978-0-521-56350-5
  3. Who Was Who 1897–2007. London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN   978-0-19-954087-7
  4. Who was Who. He is not listed in Alumni Cantabrigienses
  5. The Times Wednesday, Dec 21, 1898; pg. 15; Issue 35705; col A "Ordinations Carlisle"
  6. "The Clergy List" London, John Phillips, 1900
  7. The Times , Tuesday, Apr 26, 1910; pg. 18; Issue 39256; col E "Ecclesiastical Intelligence"
  8. Burials at the Church of St Leonard in the Parish of Balderstone
  9. Crockford's Clerical Directory . 1940-41 Oxford, OUP,1941
Religious titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Provost of Blackburn
1931 1936
Succeeded by
William Kay

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