Alfred Rose (bishop)

Alfred Carey Wollaston Rose (18841971[1]) was the sixth Bishop of Dover in the modern era,[2][3] from 1935[4] to 1956[5]

He was educated at Marlborough, and Worcester College, Oxford.

Rose began his presbyterate with a curacy at St Mary, Somers Town, in London; after which he served as a Naval Chaplain during World War I.

When peace returned, he became Warden of the Bishop's Hostel, Lincoln; and after this was successively Vicar of Haigh, Greater Manchester, Rural Dean of Brighton and a Chaplain to The King before his ordination to the episcopate.[6]

In retirement he continued to serve the Church as an Assistant Bishop within the Diocese of Canterbury and as a Sub-Prelate of The Order of St John of Jerusalem.

His son, Sir Clive Rose was a diplomat who served as Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council.


  1. Deaths The Times Monday, Apr 12, 1971; pg. 12; Issue 58144; col A
  2. National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
  3. ”Who was Who 1897-1990” London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. New Bishop Of Dover- Vicar Of Brighton Appointed The Times Monday, Nov 12, 1934; pg. 14; Issue 46909; col F
  5. Bishop of Dover to Resign The Times Monday, Oct 22, 1956; pg. 8; Issue 53668; col F
  6. Documents held by The National Archives
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Victor Macmillan
Bishop of Dover
Succeeded by
Lewis Evan Meredith
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