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