Leslie Lang

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The Rt Rev Leslie Hamilton Lang 27 May, 1889 – 12 March, 1974) was the fourth Bishop of Woolwich.[1]

Born on 27 May 1889 and educated at Repton and Trinity College, Cambridge, he was ordained in 1915. His first post was at St Mary’s, Portsea[2] after which he was a temporary Chaplain to the Forces, during which conflict he lost the use of his right hand, always afterwards sheathing it in a black glove. When peace returned he was successively : Domestic Chaplain to the Archbishop of York;[3] Chaplain to Returned Soldiers in Edmonton, Canada; and then Vicar of All Saints, Swanscombe.[4] After this he was Warden of the Trinity College Mission, Camberwell and after that Rural Dean of Kingston before his elevation to the Episcopate. A keen educationalist,[5] he continued to serve the Church as a Canon Residentiary at Winchester Cathedral, Archdeacon of Winchester and as an Assistant Bishop within the Diocese of Winchester until his death on 12 March 1974.[6]


  1. ^ Ecclesiastical News New Bishop Of Woolwich The Times Friday, Oct 30, 1936; pg. 21; Issue 47519; col F
  2. ^ Church web-site
  3. ^ “Who was Who”1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ Photo of church
  5. ^ Report of the Primary Committee of the National Society
  6. ^ Obituary-Bishop Lang The Times Wednesday, Mar 13, 1974; pg. 18; Issue 59037; col G

Hedley Robert Burrows

Church of England titles
Preceded by
Arthur Llewellyn Preston
Bishop of Woolwich
1936 – 1947
Succeeded by
Robert William Stannard
Preceded by
Hedley Robert Burrows
Archdeacon of Winchester
1947 – 1962
Succeeded by
James Royston Beynon