John Maund (bishop)

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John Arthur Arrowsmith Maund (19 October 1909 – 1998) was the first Bishop of Lesotho from 1950 until 1976.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Maund was born in Worcester to Arthur Arrowsmith Maund,[2] and died in Malvern, Worcestershire.[3][4] He was educated at Leeds University[5] and, after a period of study at the College of the Resurrection, Mirfield, was ordained in 1934.

Clerical career[edit]

His first post was as a Curate at All Saints and St Laurence, Evesham[6] after which he emigrated to South Africa to work at the Pretoria Native Mission. When World War II came he served as a Chaplain to the Forces and was mentioned in despatches. After peace returned he was at the Lady Selborne Pretoria before his appointment to the episcopate.[7][8]

In retirement he continued to serve the church as an assistant bishop within the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: Oxford University Press, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  2. ^ "1911 England Census". 2011. 
  3. ^ "Death of Bishop John Maund". SUMMARY OF EVENTS IN LESOTHO. David Ambrose. 1998. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  4. ^ "England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007". England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA. 2007. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  5. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  6. ^ Church web-site
  7. ^ Scott Rosenberg; Richard F. Weisfelder (13 June 2013). Historical Dictionary of Lesotho. Scarecrow Press. pp. 41–. ISBN 978-0-8108-7982-9. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  8. ^ Tom Lodge (12 May 2011). Sharpeville: An Apartheid Massacre and its Consequences. Oxford University Press. pp. 40–. ISBN 978-0-19-161999-1. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 

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Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
New title Bishop of Lesotho
Succeeded by
Desmond Tutu