Norman Lang (bishop)

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Norman MacLeod Lang (1875–1956) [1]) was the third Suffragan Bishop of Leicester from 1913[2] until 1927.

He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford,[3] and after a period of study at Ripon College Cuddesdon, ordained in 1899.[4] His first post was as a Minor Canon at Bloemfontein Cathedral. Returning to England he was Vicar of St Martin’s, Leicester[5] before his elevation to the Episcopate. After this he was Archdeacon of Oakham[6][7] and finally Assistant Bishop of Peterborough until his retirement in 1945.[8] His brother was Cosmo Lang, Archbishop of York[9] and then Canterbury.[10]


  1. ^ The Times, Monday, May 07, 1956; pg. 10; Issue 53524; col C Obituary The Rt Rev K.M. Lang
  2. ^ New Bishop of Leicester announced The Times Saturday, Dec 21, 1912; pg. 11; Issue 40088; col E
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ Anglican History
  5. ^ The Times, Friday, Jun 11, 1909; pg. 9; Issue 38983; col C Ecclesiastical Intelligence
  6. ^ The Times, Thursday, May 28, 1936; pg. 22; Issue 47386; col F Ecclesiastical News The Archdeaconry Of Oakham
  7. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
  8. ^ The Times, Friday, Jan 26, 1945; pg. 7; Issue 50051; col C Ecclesiastical News Bishop Lang To Resign
  9. ^ The Times, Friday, Jan 07, 1921; pg. 12; Issue 42612; col E The Late Mrs Lang. Mother of The Archbishop of York
  10. ^ Leicester villages
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Lewis Clayton
Bishop of Leicester
Succeeded by
Cyril Bardsley
as Diocesan Bishop of Leicester