St Barbe Holland

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Herbert St Barbe Holland was an Anglican bishop in the 20th century.[1][2]

He was born on 15 October 1882,[3] the youngest of three sons of Canon William Lyall Holland of Cornhill-on-Tweed. He was educated at Durham School and University College, Oxford and ordained in 1908.[4]

Following a curacy at Jesmond Parish Church[5] he became Vicar of St Luke’s, Newcastle upon Tyne.[6] From 1917 until 1924 he was Secretary of the Church Missionary Society and then Rural Dean of Coventry. Finally (before his ordination to the episcopate) he was rector of Hampton Lucy, Warwickshire and, from 1929, the Archdeacon of Warwick.[7] In 1936 he became Bishop of Wellington, NZ.[8] A decade later he returned to England[9] as Dean of Norwich.[10] A friend of Clement Attlee,[11] he died on 9 June 1966[12] and later had a street in Norwich named in his honour.[13] His son was the Rt Revd John Holland, Bishop of Polynesia.


  1. ^ "Alexander Turnbull Library". 28 July 1936. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "National Archives". National Archives. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  3. ^ Who was Who 1987–1990: London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ ”The Clergy List” London, Kelly’s, 1913
  5. ^ "Church website (1)". Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  6. ^ Church Web Site (2) Archived 23 September 2009 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Warwickshire’s Past Unlocked
  8. ^ The Times, Wednesday, 29 Jul 1936; pg. 11; Issue 47439; col G News in Brief Consecration of the Bishop of Wellington
  9. ^ ”Norwich Cathedral : church, city and diocese, 1096–1996” Atherton, I: London Hambledon Press, 1996 ISBN 1-85285-134-1
  10. ^ New Dean Of Norwich The Times Monday, 17 Jun 1946; pg. 4; Issue 50479; col E
  11. ^ Archives Unlocked
  12. ^ The Times, Saturday, 11 Jun 1966; pg. 12; Issue 56655; col G Obituary Bishop St. Barbe Holland
  13. ^ Norwich Evening News
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Thomas Henry Sprott
Bishop of Wellington
Succeeded by
Reginald Herbert Owen
Preceded by
Daniel Herbert Somerset Cranage
Dean of Norwich
Succeeded by
Norman Hook