Fred Hoyle (priest)

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For the astronomer with the same name see Fred Hoyle

Frederick James (Fred) Hoyle (14 December1918-11 February 1994) was the inaugural Archdeacon of Bolton.[1]

He was educated at St John’s College, Durham and after wartime service during World War Two was ordained in 1949. He was Assistant Curate at St Paul, Withington then Curate in charge at St Martin, Wythenshawe from 1952 (Vicar from) 1960; on the Manchester Diocesan Pastoral Committee from 1965 to 1971; and then Vicar of Rochdale from 1971[2] until his Archdeacon's appointment.[3]


  1. ^ Church news The Times (London, England), Wednesday, Feb 24, 1982; pg. 12; Issue 61166
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  3. ^ ‘ Hoyle, Ven. rederick James’, Who's Who 2013, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2013; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Nov 2012 accessed 27 June 2013