Hedley Burrows

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Hedley Robert Burrows (15 October 1887 – 27 October 1983[1]) was an Anglican cleric in the 20th century, who rose to the position of Dean of Hereford. His father and son were bishops.


He was educated at Charterhouse and New College, Oxford and was ordained in 1912.[2] His first post was a curacy at St Peter’s, Petersfield after which he was a temporary World War I Chaplain.[3] Following this he was Priest in charge of St Columba’s, Argyll,[4] Domestic Chaplain to the Archbishop of York[5] and Warden of the Dock Street Mission, Southampton. He then held incumbencies at Stoke Abbott and Portsea, Portsmouth. Later he was Rural Dean of Cleethorpes then Bournemouth. In 1943 he became Archdeacon of Winchester and four years later Dean of Hereford,[6] a post he held until his retirement in 1961.[7]

Burrows was the son of Leonard Burrows (Bishop of Sheffield) and became the son-in-law of Neville Lovett (Bishop of Salisbury)[8] and father of Simon Burrows (Bishop of Buckingham).[9]


  1. ^ Deaths The Times Saturday, 29 Oct 1983; pg. 20; Issue 61676; col A
  2. ^ “The Clergy List” London, 1913 London, Kelly’s, 1913
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ ”Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000” Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8
  5. ^ National Archives
  6. ^ Ecclesiastical News New Dean Of Hereford The Times Wednesday, 8 Jan 1947; pg. 7; Issue 50653; col F
  7. ^ ”Hereford Cathedral: a history” Aylmer, G/Tiller,J: London, Hambledon, 2000 ISBN 1-85285-194-5
  8. ^ ‘BURROWS, Very Rev. Hedley Robert’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2007 [1], accessed 30 June 2012
  9. ^ ‘BURROWS, Rt Rev. Simon Hedley’, Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2011 [2], accessed 30 June 2012
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Reginald Waterfield
Dean of Hereford
Succeeded by
Robert Price