About us
How we can help
Latest news
Press Releases
How to join
Contact us
Quick links
Church Society Trust

 Issues | Church History | Richard Paul Blakeney

Canon Richard Paul Blakeney (1820-1884)
Vicar of Christ Church, Claughton, Birkenhead, Canon of York,

Founder of the Church Association


  • 1820 Born in Ireland but descended from an old Norfolk Family
  • Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, graduated in 1842.
  • 1843 Curate of St Paul's Nottingham
  • 1844 Vicar of Hyson Green, Nottinghamshire
  • 1852-1874 Vicar of Christ Church, Claughton, Birkenhead.
  • 1865 Founded the Church Association
  • 1868 University of Edinburgh conferred upon him D.D.
  • 1874 Vicar of Bridlington
  • 1876 Rural Dean of Bridlington
  • 1882 Canon of York
  • 31 December 1884 Died




Click here for Rev Richard Hobson's account of R. P. Blakeney founding the Church Association (extract from 'Richard Hobson of Liverpool - the Autobiography of a Faithful Pastor'. Published by Banner of Truth.)

Click here for 'Memoriam' of R. P. Blakeney in The Church Intelligencer.


Published works include:

'A Manuel of Romish Controversy, being a complete Refutation of the Creed of Pope Pius IV, 1851 (this work is stated to have passed through ten editions).

Protestant Catechism, or Popery refuted and Protestantism established by the Word of God, 1854.

History and Interpretation of the Book of Common Prayer, 1865, 3rd ed. 1878.


Church Association Tracts by Blakeney

Evening Communion. (Tract 5)

The Sacrificial Vestments, - Reasons Against. (Tract 45)

The Eastward Position, - Reasons Against. (Tract 46)

Theological instruction of candidates for the Ministry. (Tract 64)


Churchman articles by Blakeney

The Royal Supremacy and the Final Court of Appeal. (From 1879)


Church Intelligencer articles

"The Three Absolutions"

The Principles of the Reformation, statement by the Rev Dr Blakeney at the Church Conference

The Mass in the Church of England

back to top

Related Links
History Pages
BulletTheodore of Tarsus
BulletSynod of Hertford
BulletArchbishop Thomas Cranmer
BulletJohn Calvin
BulletEdmund Grindal
BulletWilliam Whitaker
BulletRyle: Reformers
BulletJohn Davenant
BulletJohn Pearson
BulletJohn Tillotson
BulletGeorge Whitefield
BulletAugustus Toplady
BulletRichard Blakeney
BulletHenry Wace
BulletWilliam Joynson-Hicks

History - Other Sub Issues
BulletChristians in England
BulletRichard Hooker
BulletJohn Jewell
BulletMartin Luther
BulletNicholas Ridley
BulletRichard Baxter
BulletJames Ussher
BulletJohn Newton
BulletJohn Wesley
BulletCharles Wesley
BulletW H Griffith Thomas
BulletJames Hannington
BulletHenry Martyn
BulletLord Shaftesbury
BulletCharles Simeon
BulletWilliam Wilberforce
BulletThomas Barnardo
BulletF. J. Chavasse
BulletJ. Taylor Smith

Other Issues
BulletLocal Church
BulletNational Church
BulletGeneral Synod
BulletAnglican Communion
BulletOther Faiths

 Issues Sitemap
 List all issues
 search site


Home | About us | Publications | Store | Issues | Events | Press releases
Membership | Contact us | Search | Links | Churchman | Church Society Trust | Cross+way