Bernard Ward (bishop)
|Reference style||The Right Reverend|
|Spoken style||My Lord|
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.
He died in office on 21 January 1920, aged 63.
|Catholic Church titles|
|New title||Bishop of Brentwood