Hugh Heywood

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Hugh Christopher Lemprière Heywood[1] (5 November 1896 – 8 May 1987) was an eminent Anglican priest[2] and author[3] in the mid 20th century.

Heywood was born on the 5th of November, 1896[4] to Lt.-Col. Charles Christopher Heywood and the former Mildred Ella Lemprière.[5] He was educated at Haileybury and Trinity College, Cambridge. After World War I service with the Manchester Regiment[6] 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.[7] He retired in January 1923. He then returned to England, studied at Cambridge University and was ordained at Ely in 1926.[8] 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.[9] He spent the remaining years of his life as Vicar of Upton, Nottinghamshire.

He died on 8 May 1987.[10] He had married Margaret Bizard in 1920 and had two children: Peter Heywood, FCollP and Ann Rosemary James née Heywood.[11]


  1. ^ NPG details
  2. ^ Sequestrators of Eakring Rectory
  3. ^ Amongst others he wrote "The Worshipping Community", 1938; "On a Golden Thread", 1960; and "Finding Happiness in Remembering", 1978 British Library web site accessed 19:03 GMT Thursday 15 July 2010
  4. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
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  6. ^ London Gazette
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  8. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  9. ^ BBC forum
  10. ^ Who was Who (ibid)
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  • Beeson, Trevor. Priests and Prelates: The Daily Telegraph Clerical Obituaries - The very Reverend Hugh Heywood.  Google Books
Church of England titles
Preceded by
William Conybeare
Provost of Southwell
Succeeded by
John Pratt