Lloyd Crossley

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Owen Thomas Lloyd Crossley (30 April 1860 – 3 March 1926) was the fourth Anglican Bishop of Auckland for a short period during the second decade of the 20th century.[1] Educated at the Belfast Academy and Trinity College, Dublin [2] he began his ecclesiastical career with a curacy at Sea Patrick County Down.[3] Incumbencies at Egremont[4] and Almondbury[5] were followed by a period living in Australia, including six years as Vicar of All Saint's, St Kilda, and Archdeacon of Geelong. He was also Archbishop's Chaplain, a lecturer at St John's Theological College, and Chairman of Governors of the Geelong Grammar School.[6] Not long after his appointment in 1905, he was elected to a vacancy on the Council of Trinity College (University of Melbourne).[7] In 1911, he was elevated to the episcopate as Bishop of Auckland. Ill health prompted his return from New Zealand two years later [8] and he served the remainder of his career as Rector of St Andrew's Major near Cardiff, retiring to Bramshott, Hampshire, in 1917.[9] He died after being hit by a motor-van, soon after alighting from a bus in London.[10]


  1. ^ The Times, Thursday, Mar 04, 1926; pg. 9; Issue 44211; col B Bishop Crossley. Obituary
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Seapatrick details
  4. ^ The Times, Friday, Jun 24, 1892; pg. 9; Issue 33673; col E Ecclesiastical Intelligence New appointments
  5. ^ Vicar of Almondbury
  6. ^ “Bishop Crossley—Death in London Hospital—Knocked Down by Motor-van”, The Argus, 5 Mar. 1926, p. 11
  7. ^ Minutes, Trinity College Council, 2 Dec. 1905, vol. 4, p. 381. See also James Grant, Episcopally Led and Synodically Governed (North Melbourne: Australian Scholarly Press, 2010), p. 393.
  8. ^ Resigns due to ill health
  9. ^ Parish details
  10. ^ The Times, Thursday, Mar 04, 1926; pg. 16; Issue 44211; col C Road Accidents. Bishop Crossley Killed
Religious titles
Preceded by
Moore Richard Neligan
Bishop of Auckland
Succeeded by
Alfred Walter Averill