Leslie Hunter (bishop)

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Leslie Stannard Hunter, DD (2 May 1890 – 15 July 1983) was the second Bishop of Sheffield from 1939 until 1962.[1] Born on 2 May 1890 and educated at Kelvinside Academy[2] and New College, Oxford[3] he was ordained in 1915 and began his career with curacies at St Peter's, Brockley and St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square. He was then a Residentiary Canon at Newcastle Cathedral after which he was Vicar of Barking. In 1930 he became Archdeacon of Northumberland, a post he held until his elevation to the Episcopate.[4] An eminent author,[5] he died on 15 July 1983.


  1. ^ The Times, Thursday, 29 March 1962; pg. 12; Issue 55352; col G Retirement of the Bishop of Sheffield
  2. ^ Biographical details
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ The Times, Saturday, 1 July 1939; pg. 14; Issue 48346; col C New Bishop of Sheffield
  5. ^ Review of "The Seed and the Fruit: Christian Morality in a Time of Transition"

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Leonard Hedley Burrows
Bishop of Sheffield
1939 – 1962
Succeeded by
Francis John Taylor