Leonard Stanford

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Leonard John Stanford[1] (26 September 1896 – 20 November 1967) was Archdeacon of Coventry[2] from 1946 to 1965.

Stanford was born in Islington. During the First World War he served with the North Staffordshire Regiment. When peace returned he became a student of Merton College, Oxford and then Ripon College Cuddesdon. He was ordained in 1926.[3] After a curacy in Royston he was Priest in charge of Brierley. He was Rector of, Norton Lindsey from 1931 to 1940; Vicar of Newbold-on-Avon from 1940 to 1947 (during which time he was an honorary Chaplain in the RAF from 1941 to 1945); Rector of Bilton from 1947 to 1959; and, finally, Great with Little Packington from 1959 to 1966.[4]


  1. ^ thePeerage.com
  2. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1929-30 Oxford, OUP, 1929 p 1219
  4. ^ ‘STANFORD, Ven. Leonard John’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007 accessed 4 May 2013
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Richard Thomas Howard
Archdeacon of Coventry
Succeeded by
Eric Ancrum Buchan