Ronald Milner

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The Rt Revd
Ronald Milner
Bishop of Burnley
Diocese Diocese of Blackburn
In office 1988–1993
Predecessor Richard Watson
Successor Martyn Jarrett
Other posts Honorary assistant bishop in Southwell (since 1994)
Archdeacon of Lincoln (1983–1988)
Ordination 1953 (deacon); 1954 (priest)
Consecration 1988
Personal details
Born (1927-05-16) 16 May 1927 (age 89)
Denomination Anglican
Parents Maurice & Muriel
Spouse Audrey Howard (m. 1950)
Children 2 sons; 3 daughters (1 d.)
Alma mater Pembroke College, Cambridge

Ronald James Milner (born 16 May 1927) was the Bishop of Burnley[1] from 1988 to 1993.[2]

Education and career[edit]

He was educated at Hull Grammar School and Pembroke College, Cambridge[3] before embarking on an ecclesiastical career with the post of Succentor at Coventry Cathedral, after which he was Vicar of Westwood.[4] Following this he was Rector of St Mary's, Southampton and then (his final appointment before ordination to the episcopate) Archdeacon of Lincoln.[5] In retirement he continues to serve as an assistant bishop within the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham.


  1. ^ Wife’s bequest to area
  2. ^ ”Debrett's People of Today 1992” (London, Debrett's) ISBN 1-870520-09-2)
  3. ^ Who's Who 1992 (London: A & C Black, ISBN 0-7136-3514-2).
  4. ^ Crockford's clerical directory, 1995” (Lambeth,Church House ISBN 0-7151-8088-6)
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2004/2005 (98th ed.). Church House Publishing. 2003. ISBN 0-7151-8129-7. Milner, The Rt Revd Ronald James. b.27 Pemb Coll Cam BA49 MA52. Wycliffe Hall Ox. 51. d.53 p.64 c.88 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Richard Watson
Bishop of Burnley
Succeeded by
Martyn Jarrett