Bernard Ward (bishop)

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Bernard Ward
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Reference style The Right Reverend
Spoken style My Lord
Religious style Bishop

Bernard Nicholas Ward (4 February 1857 – 21 January 1920) was an English prelate who served in the Roman Catholic Church as the Bishop of Brentwood from 1917 until his death in 1920.[1]

Born at Old Hall Green, Hertfordshire on 4 February 1857, he was ordained to the priesthood on 8 October 1882. He was appointed the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Brentwood and Titular Bishop of Lydda on 22 March 1917. His consecration to the Episcopate took place on 10 April 1917, the principal consecrator was Cardinal Francis Bourne, Archbishop of Westminster, and the principal co-consecrators were John Francis Vaughan, Auxiliary Bishop of Salford and Joseph Butt, Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster. Three months later, Ward was appointed the first Bishop of the Diocese of Brentwood on 20 July 1917.[1]

He died in office on 21 January 1920, aged 63.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Bishop Bernard Nicholas Ward". David M. Cheney. Retrieved 23 June 2011. 

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Catholic Church titles
New title Bishop of Brentwood
Succeeded by
Arthur Doubleday