Alan Cooper (bishop)

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Alan Cooper
Assistant bishop in Karachi
ChurchChurch of Pakistan
DioceseDiocese of Karachi
In officec. 1977–1980
Other postsProvost of Bradford (1962–1977)
Consecrationc. 1977
Personal details
Born(1909-06-02)2 June 1909
Died14 October 1999(1999-10-14) (aged 90)
Alma materChrist'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