The Very Rev Hugh Christopher Lemprière Heywood (5 November 1896 – 8 May 1987) was an eminent Anglican priest and author in the mid 20th century.
Heywood was born on the 5th of November, 1896 to Lt.-Col. Charles Christopher Heywood and the former Mildred Ella Lemprière. He was educated at Haileybury and Trinity College, Cambridge. After World War I service with the Manchester Regiment He transferred to the Indian Army in 1917 and was attached to the 74th Punjabis. He served as a staff captain from 1919 until 1922. During his service, he was mentioned in dispatches and wounded. He retired in January 1923. He then returned to England, studied at Cambridge University and was ordained at Ely in 1926. He held curacies at St Andrew’s the Great, Cambridge and Holy Cross, Greenford after which he was a Fellow, Tutor and Dean at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge until 1945. From then until 1969 he was Provost of Southwell Minster. He spent the remaining years of his life as Vicar of Upton, Nottinghamshire.
He died on 8 May 1987. He had married Margaret Bizard in 1920 and had two children: Peter Heywood, FCollP and Ann Rosemary James née Heywood.
- Beeson, Trevor. Priests and Prelates: The Daily Telegraph Clerical Obituaries - The very Reverend Hugh Heywood. Google Books