Leonard Hawkes (priest)

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Leonard Stephen Hawkes (5 October 1907-3 August 1969) was Archdeacon of Lindisfarne from 1960 until his death.[1]

Hawkes was educated at Oakham School [2] and Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He was ordained in 1932 after studying at Ripon College Cuddesdon; and began his ecclesiastical career as a curate at St Andrew, Catford. He was Vice-Principal of Dorchester Missionary College then served a further curacy of St John Divine, Kennington. Following this he was Vice-Principal of Dorchester Missionary College then Curate of St John Divine, Kennington, 1938–46. He was a Chaplain to the Forces with the TA from 1939 to 1957. He was Vicar of Oxton then Rector of Bletchingley until his Archdeacon’s appointment[3]


  1. ^ Obituary The Times (London, England), Friday, Aug 08, 1969; pg. 10; Issue 57633
  2. ^ ‘ HAWKES, Ven. Leonard Stephen’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2012 ; online edn, Oct 2012 accessed 29 March 2013
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1959-60 Oxford, OUP,1959 p511
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Wilfrid Denys Pawson
Archdeacon of Lindisfarne
Succeeded by
Mansel Harry Bates