Roland Ford Palmer

PALMER, Roland Ford. b. London, England, 12 December 1891; d. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, 24 August 1985. He was educated in London at the Skinners’ Company School, and (after leaving for Canada in 1905) at the Grove School, Lakefield, Ontario. He studied at Peterborough Collegiate Institute and Trinity College, Toronto (LTh, 1914, BA 1916). He took Holy Orders (deacon 1916, priest 1917). After serving in two parishes in Ontario, Engelhart and Port Arthur (now Thunder Bay), he left for the USA to become (1919) a novice of the S.S.J.E., a religious order for men founded by Richard Meux Benson* in 1866, and known in Britain as the ‘Cowley Fathers’. He was admitted to the Order in...

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