John Wareing Bardsley (29 March 1835 – 14 March 1914) was the Bishop of Carlisle. He was the son of Canon James Bardsley, once a Bradford curate. As a boy he lived in Church Street, Burnley, attending Burnley Grammar School between 1843-48. He continued his education at Manchester Grammar School and Trinity College, Dublin. He began his career as a curate at St Anne's Sale after which he held incumbencies at St John's, Bootle and then St Saviour's, Liverpool. From 1880 to 1886 he was Archdeacon of Warrington and then Archdeacon of Liverpool for a year before his ordination to the episcopate as Bishop of Sodor and Man in 1887. In 1891 he was translated to Carlisle, a post he held until his death on 14 March 1914. He died in 1914 and was buried at Roughtonhead near Carlisle. Whilst at Bootle he had married Mary Powell with whom he had five children.