Leonard Fisher

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The Rt Rev Leonard Noel Fisher , DD (14 December 1881 – 14 July 1963) was an eminent[1] Anglican Bishop in the second quarter of the twentieth century.[2]

He was educated at Oakham School and Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge[3] and ordained in 1905. His first post was as a Curate at St Paul’s, Hull[4] after which he was Sub-Warden of St Paul’s Theological College, Grahamstown. Later he was a temporary World War I Chaplain[5] and then held incumbencies at St Nicholas, Hull and St Matthew Grangetown.[6] In 1921 he was elevated to the Episcopate as Bishop of Lebombo. Translated to Natal[7] in 1928,[8] he served the Diocese until 1951.[9]

His brother was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1945 until 1961.[10]

Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
John Latimer Fuller
Bishop of Lebombo
1921 – 1928
Succeeded by
Basil William Peacey
Preceded by
Frederick Samuel Baines
Bishop of Natal
1928 – 1951
Succeeded by
Thomas George Vernon Inman

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1940-41 Oxford, OUP, 1941
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ Genuki
  5. ^ "(Supplement) no. 30097". The London Gazette. 26 May 1917. p. 5211. 
  6. ^ Rt. Rev. L. N. Fisher Former Bishop Of Natal The Times Monday, 8 July 1963; p. 12; Issue 55747; col E
  7. ^ Anon. "Database of Manuscripts and Archives". Lambeth Palace Library Catalog. Church of England Record Centre. Retrieved 3 October 2013. 
  8. ^ New Bishop Of Natal The Times Wednesday, 13 June 1928; p. 15; Issue 44918; col G
  9. ^ The History of Michaelhouse at the Wayback Machine (archived 15 June 2009)
  10. ^ The Times, Saturday, 23 September 1950; p. 6; Issue 51804; col C News in Brief