Lemprière Hammond

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Lemprière Durell Hammond (1881–1965) was the fourth Suffragan Bishop of Stafford.[1]

Educated at St Augustine’s School Dewsbury and Lincoln Theological College,[2] he was ordained in 1909 and began his career with a Curacy at Chatham.[3] He was then successively Vicar of St Mary the Virgin at Strood in Kent, Rural Dean of Walsall and a Canon Residentiary at Lichfield Cathedral before being consecrated to the Episcopate in 1939, a post he held for 19 years. A great cricketer,[4] his Times obituary described him as “a man most at home amongst the artisans of urban parishes[5]”.


  1. ^ ”Ecclesiastical News Bishop Suffragan Of Stafford” (Official Appointments and Notices) The Times Tuesday, Aug 29, 1939; pg. 13; Issue 48396; col A
  2. ^ “Who was Who” 1897–1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Mentioned in “The Chatham News” Archived February 27, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ He played for Lincolnshire as a young man: “Wisden Cricketer’ Almanac”, 1965
  5. ^ “The Rt. Rev. L. D. Hammond Former Bishop Of Stafford (Obituaries)” The Times Thursday, Jan 07, 1965; pg. 12; Issue 56213; col E
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Douglas Crick
Bishop of Stafford
1939 – 1958
Succeeded by
Richard George Clitherow