John Leeke

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For those of a similar name, see John Leek (disambiguation) and John Leake (disambiguation).

John Cox Leeke (1843 – 28 November 1919) was an Anglican bishop, the inaugural Bishop of Woolwich from 1905 to 1918.

The son of the Revd William Leeke, he was born in Holbrooke, Derbyshire in 1843.[1] He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge and ordained in 1867.[2] He began his career with a curacy at Wanstead after which he was appointed Rector of Kidbrook. Appointed Rural Dean of Woolwich in 1892 and then an Honorary Canon of Rochester Cathedral in 1900,[3] he was one of three Suffragans appointed in 1905 to assist the Bishop of Southwark.[4] He married the daughter of John Meynell, of Meynell Langley.[5]

"An earnest and faithful worker, kind and sympathetic",[5] he died on 28 November 1919, leaving two sons and one daughter.


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  2. ^ "Leeke, John Cox (LK860JC)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  3. ^ The Times, Friday, January 26, 1900; pg. 9; Issue 36049; col G Ecclesiastical Intelligence- New Canon of Rochester Cathedral
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 27801. p. 4030. 6 June 1905. Retrieved 2008-09-15. The others appointed were Henry Horace Pereira and Cecil Hook
  5. ^ a b Bishop Leeke- Obituary The Times Saturday, Nov 29, 1919; pg. 16; Issue 42270; col G
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Woolwich
1905 – 1918
Succeeded by
William Woodcock Hough