Ken Pillar

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Kenneth Harold Pillar (10 October 1924 – 21 February 2011) was the Bishop of Hertford from 1982 until 1989.[1]

Pillar was born on 10 October 1924[2] and educated at Devonport High School for Boys and Queens' College, Cambridge before beginning his ordained ministry as a curate in Childwall.[3] After this he was chaplain of Lee Abbey and then vicar of St Paul’s Beckenham. He then held further incumbencies at Canterbury and Waltham Abbey before becoming a bishop.[4] In retirement he was an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Sheffield.


  1. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
  2. ^ Who's Who2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2008/2009, Lambeth, Church House Publishing, ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  4. ^ The Times, 2 December 1981, p. 12., Latest appointments
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Peter Mumford
Bishop of Hertford
1982 –1989
Succeeded by
Robin Jonathan Norman Smith