Alan Cooper (bishop)

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The Very Revd
Alan Cooper
Assistant bishop in Karachi
Church Church of Pakistan
Diocese Diocese of Karachi
In office c. 1977–1980
Other posts Provost of Bradford (1962–1977)
Ordination 1932
Consecration c. 1977
Personal details
Born (1909-06-02)2 June 1909
Died 14 October 1999(1999-10-14) (aged 90)
Denomination Anglican
Occupation Missionary
Alma mater Christ's College, Cambridge

William Hugh Alan Cooper (known as Alan;[1] 2 June 1909 – 14 October 1999) was an eminent Anglican bishop whose ecclesiastical career spanned forty eight years [2] in the twentieth century.

Educated at King's College School and Christ's College, Cambridge and ordained in 1932,[3] he began his career with curacies at St Margaret, Blackheath [4] and Holy Trinity, Cambridge.[5] He was a CMS Missionary in Lagos and then held incumbencies at St Giles, Ashtead[6] and of St Andrew, Plymouth before becoming Provost of Bradford, a post he held from 1962[7] to 1977. He was then an Assistant Bishop in Karachi for three years.

Grave in the churchyard of St Martha on the Hill near Guildford, Surrey


  1. ^ Past Rectors & Vicars of the Parish of Ashtead
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ Photo of church
  5. ^ Church web-site
  6. ^ On-line list of rectors
  7. ^ The Times, Saturday, Mar 31, 1962; pg. 10; Issue 55354; col G Provost Of Bradford