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Edward Birch (17 May 1809 - 9 August 1886) was the inaugural Archdeacon of Blackburn.
He was educated at Eton and St John's College, Cambridge. He was ordained in 1832 and began his career as a curate at All Saints, Manchester. He was Rector of St Saviour, Manchester from 1836 to 1868 when he was appointed Vicar of Blackburn. He was also Rural Dean of Blackburn from then until his Archdeacon's appointment.
- ^ Obituary The Times (London, England), Tuesday, Aug 10, 1886; pg. 6; Issue 31834
- ^ Ecclesiastical Appointments The Times (London, England), Friday, Aug 31, 1877; pg. 8; Issue 29035
- ^ "Birch, Edward (BRC827E)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- ^ 'The Rev. Edward Birch, B. A. of St. John's College, Cambridge, has been appointed to the curacy of All Saints, Manchester' The Lancaster Gazette and General Advertiser, for Lancashire, Westmorland, &c. (Lancaster, England), Saturday, August 18, 1832; Issue 1627
- ^ 'Church' The Lancaster Gazette and General Advertiser, for Lancashire, Westmorland, &c. (Lancaster, England), Saturday, December 24, 1836; Issue 1841
- ^ 'ECCLESIASTICAL INTELLIGENCE' The Hampshire Advertiser (Southampton, England), Saturday, March 21, 1868; pg. 2; Issue 2325
- ^ 'ECCLESIASTICAL NEWS' Liverpool Mercury (Liverpool, England), Thursday, August 23, 1877; Issue 9237.