Leslie Hunter (bishop)

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Leslie Stannard Hunter, DD was the second Bishop of Sheffield from 1939 until 1962.[1] Born on 2 May 1890[2] and educated at Kelvinside Academy[3] and New College, Oxford[4] he was ordained in 1915 and began his career with curacies at St Peter's, Brockley and St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square. He was then a Residentiary Canon at Newcastle Cathedral after which he was Vicar of Barking. In 1930 he became Archdeacon of Northumberland, a post he held until his elevation to the Episcopate.[5] An eminent author,[6] he died on 15 July 1983.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Times, Thursday, March 29, 1962; pg. 12; Issue 55352; col G Retirement of the Bishop of Shefield
  2. ^ Birth date
  3. ^ Biographical details
  4. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  5. ^ The Times, Saturday, July 01, 1939; pg. 14; Issue 48346; col C New Bishop of Sheffield
  6. ^ Review of “The Seed and the Fruit: Christian Morality in a Time of Transition”
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Leonard Hedley Burrows
Bishop of Sheffield
1939 – 1962
Succeeded by
Francis John Taylor