Roland F. Palmer

Short Name: Roland F. Palmer
Full Name: Palmer, Roland F. (Roland Ford), 1891-1985
Birth Year: 1891
Death Year: 1985

Palmer, Roland Ford. (London, England, December 12, 1891--August 24, 1985, Victoria, British Columbia). Anglican. Trinity College (Toronto), L.Th., 1914; B.A., 1916. Pastorates (in Ontario) at Engleheart, 1916-1918; Port Arthur, 1918-1919. Entered the Society of St. John the Evangelist ("Cowley Fathers") at Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1919; novice master, later Superior, at San Francisco, 1921-1927; Superior at Bracebridge, Ont., 1927-1949, 1966-1969; Diocesan Missioner, Algoma Diocese, 1949-1966; retired to Toronto in 1969, moving to Victoria in 1979. He published four devotional books, and contributed much to the 1959 revision of the Canadian Prayer Book. His hymn "Sing of Mary, pure and lowly" in the 1938 Book of Common Praise was credited as "Anon., c.1914."

--Hugh D. McKellar, DNAH Archives

Texts by Roland F. Palmer (2)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
O Jesu, kindly Lord, to theeRoland Ford Palmer, 1891- (Translator)English2
Sing of Mary pure and lowlyRoland F. Palmer, SSJE, 1891-1985 (Author)English37

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