David Leaning

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David Leaning (18 August 1936[1] – 28 July 2015[2]) was an eminent Anglican priest.[3]

Leaning was educated at Keble College, Oxford and ordained in 1961.[4] He was a curate in Gainsborough then held incumbencies in Warsop and Kington before becoming the Archdeacon of Newark. In 1991 he became Provost of Southwell and, when the title changed on 19 March 2000,[5] Dean of Southwell.

In retirement he was chaplain to the parish of St. Mary Magdalene, Bailgate, Lincoln, before moving to Chichester in his last years.[6]


  1. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  2. ^ http://www.southwellminster.org/
  3. ^ Church Times
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 Lambeth, Church House,1975 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  5. ^ "Appointments (Archived; subscription only)". Church Times (#7154). 31 March 2000. p. 20. ISSN 0009-658X. Retrieved 31 December 2014. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 2014-15 Church House Publishing, 2013 ISBN 978-0715110690
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Murray Irvine
Provost/ Dean of Southwell
Succeeded by
John Arthur Guille