Benjamin Pollard

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The Right Reverend
Benjamin Pollard
Bishop of Sodor and Man
Rector Pollard.jpg
Pollard when Rector of St Chrysostom's, Manchester
Diocese Diocese of Sodor and Man
In office 1954 to 1966
Other posts Bishop of Lancaster (1936–1954)
Ordination 1914
Consecration 1936
Personal details
Birth name Benjamin Pollard
Born (1890-09-12)12 September 1890
Died 11 April 1967(1967-04-11) (aged 76)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglicanism
Spouse Marjorie (m. 1916–61)
Eileen (m. 1962–67)
Children One

Benjamin Pollard TD (12 September 1890 – 11 April 1967[1]) was an Anglican bishop.

Early life and education[edit]

Pollard was born on 12 September 1890, the son of Benjamin Pollard and Cecilia Beatrice Pollard (née Foxwell).[2] He was educated at Manchester Grammar School and the Victoria University of Manchester.[3]

Ordained ministry[edit]

He was ordained in 1914 and was a chaplain during World War I with the British Armed Forces. After this he became the Precentor of Sheffield Cathedral and then Rector of Bradfield. From 1924 to 1928 he was Rector of St Chrysostom's Victoria Park, Manchester and then began a long association with the Lancaster area.[4] He was Vicar for eight years and, in his last years there, an archdeacon.

He was ordinated to the episcopate as the first Bishop of Lancaster.[5] He was translated to be the Bishop of Sodor and Man in 1954.[6]

He retired in 1966 and died the following year.

Personal life[edit]

In 1916, Pollard married Marjorie Bradbury. They had one son together before her death in 1961. In 1962, he married Eileen Vellan, a widow; she survived him.[2]


  1. ^ "Rt Rev B Pollard: Former Bishop of Sodor and Man", The Times, 12 April 1967, p12
  2. ^ a b "POLLARD, Rt Rev. Benjamin". Who Was Who. Oxford University Press. April 2014. Retrieved 3 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Who's Who 1992 (London, A & C Black ISBN 0-7136-3514-2)
  4. ^ lancaster Priory time-line Archived November 3, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "Two New Bishops: Lancaster And Eastern Szechwan", The Times, 1 August 1936, p9
  6. ^ "Ecclesiastical News: New Bishop Of Sodor And Man", The Times, 21 September 1954, p10
Religious titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Anglican Bishop of Lancaster
Succeeded by
Anthony Leigh Egerton Hoskyns-Abrahall
Preceded by
John Ralph Strickland Taylor
Bishop of Sodor and Man
Succeeded by
George Eric Gordon