Lionel Crawfurd

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Lionel Payne Crawfurd (1864–1934) was the second Suffragan Bishop of Stafford.[1] Educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford,[2] he was ordained in 1890 and began his career with a curacy at St Cuthbert’s Gateshead.[3] He was then successively Vice Principal of Leeds Clergy School, Bishop's Chaplain in Adelaide, Secretary of the Home Missionary Society and incumbent at three parishes[4] before ascending to the Episcopate in 1915, a post he held for 19 years. A deeper thinker[5] his Times obituary described him as “a kind, approachable man with a deep love of the countryside[6]".


  1. ^ The Times, Monday, Jun 07, 1915; pg. 12; Issue 40874; col F "New Bishop Of Stafford. Mr. L. P. Crawfurd Appointed." Category: Official Appointments and Notices
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Photo of Church
  4. ^ At his old Gateshead parish, Ramsgate and Ashford, Kent Who was Who"(Ibid)
  5. ^ He wrote “The Transfiguration: a manifestation of God in Man" (London, Skeffington, 1912)
  6. ^ The Times, Saturday, Sep 08, 1934; pg. 14; Issue 46854; col B "The Bishop Of Stafford Suffragan For Shropshire" Category: Obituaries
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edward Ash Were
Bishop of Stafford
1915 – 1934
Succeeded by
Douglas Crick