Leslie Randall

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The Rt Rev James Leslie Randall (4 August 1828 – 17 January 1922) was an English Anglican clergyman and the inaugural Bishop of Reading from 1889 until 1908.[1]

Randall was born in Dorking, Surrey, the son of Rev. James Randall, Archdeacon of Berkshire, and Rebe Lowndes.[2] He was educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford.[3] He held incumbencies at Newbury, Sandhurst and Mixbury before being appointed Archdeacon of Buckingham, a post he held until elevation to the Episcopate.[4] He died on 17 January 1922 and after his death a committee was set up to fund, then place, a memorial to honour his 56 years service to the Diocese of Oxford.[5]

In 1902 he presented a decorative font-cover, designed by G. F Bodley, to the Oxford Cathedral, in memory of his late wife.[6]

He died in Bournemouth, aged 33.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Death Of Bishop Randall". The Times. The Times Digital Archive. 18 January 1922. p. 12.
  2. ^ Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage. Burke's Peerage Limited. 1898. p. 22. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  3. ^ Winchester Commoners. 1836-1890: A Register of Commoners who Have Entered Winchester College. Brown & Company. 1891. p. 20. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  4. ^ Oxford Diocesan magazine
  5. ^ The Times, Tuesday, 2 January 1923; pg. 12; Issue 43228; col B "Ecclesiastical News"
  6. ^ "Ecclesiastical intelligence". The Times (36868). London. 9 September 1902. p. 5.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Reading
1889 – 1909
Succeeded by
In abeyance