Men of the Time, eleventh edition/Blomfield, Alfred
BLOMFIELD, The Right Rev. Alfred, D.D., Bishop of Colchester, is the youngest son of the late Dr. Charles James Blomfield, Bishop of London, and was born at Fulham, Aug. 31, 1833. From Harrow school he proceeded to Balliol College, Oxford, where he obtained a first-class in classical moderations in 1853, and in Literæ Humaniores in 1854. In the latter year he gained the Chancellor's Prize for Latin verse. He was elected to a Fellowship at All Souls' College, and took the degree of B.A. in 1855 and M.A. in 1857. He was ordained priest in 1858; was curate of Kidderminster 1857–60; perpetual curate of St. Philip's, Stepney, 1862–65; vicar of St. Matthew's, City Road, 1865–71; and vicar of Barking, Essex, 1871–82. In 1869 he was chosen as a Select Preacher at Oxford. He was appointed Archdeacon of Essex in 1878, and Archdeacon of Colchester in 1882. In the latter year he was also appointed Bishop of Colchester, as suffragan to the Bishop of St. Alban's, and he was consecrated in St. Alban's Cathedral by the Archbishop of Canterbury (June 24). A few days before he had been created D.D., honoris causâ, by the University of Oxford. He is the author of Memoirs of his father, Bishop Blomfield, 2 vols., 1863; and "Sermons in Town and Country," 1871.