Laurence Brown

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Memorial to Laurence Ambrose Brown in St Philip's Cathedral, Birmingham

Laurence Ambrose Brown (November 1, 1907 in Basingstoke – 1993) was Bishop of Birmingham from 1969 to 1977.[1]

Brown was the son of F.J. Brown and was educated at Luton Grammar School, Queens' College Cambridge and Cuddesdon Theological College, Oxford. In 1935 he married Florence Blanche Marshall.[2]

Brown was a residentiary canon of Southwark Cathedral from 1950 to 1955, Archdeacon of Lewisham from 1955 to 1960 and Bishop of Warrington from 1960 to 1969.[3]

Brown was secretary of the Southwark Diocesan Reorganisation Committee from 1946 to 1960 and secretary of the South London Church Fund from 1952 to 1960. He was also chairman of the Church of England Youth Council from 1961 to 1966.[4]


  1. ^ The Times, 23 January 1970, "Church News: Two New Bishops Appointed"
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 071363457X
  3. ^ The Times, 1 September 1960, "Ecclesiastical News: New Bishop Suffragan of Warrington"
  4. ^ The Birmingham Post Year Book and Who's Who 1973-74
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Charles Robert Claxton
Bishop of Warrington
Succeeded by
John Manier Bickersteth
Preceded by
John Leonard Wilson
Bishop of Birmingham
Succeeded by
Hugh Montefiore