Leslie Stradling

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Leslie Edward Stradling (11 February 1908 – 8 January 1998) was an Anglican bishop in three separate African dioceses during the mid-20th century.

Born on 11 February 1908[1] and educated at King Edward VII School, Sheffield[2] and The Queen's College, Oxford he was ordained in 1934. After a curacy at St Paul's, Lorrimore Square he was Vicar of St Luke's, Camberwell[3] and then of St Anne's, Wandsworth[4] before being appointed the Church’s youngest bishop in 1945.[5] Translated from Masasi to be the first Bishop of South-West Tanganyika in 1952, his final post was as Bishop of Johannesburg.

He died in 1998 in Cape Town.[6]


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897–2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ The Times, Friday, Nov 27, 1925; pg. 9; Issue 44130; col E University News. Scholarships At Oxford.
  3. ^ Some say North Peckham
  4. ^ Church details
  5. ^ The Times, Monday, Aug 19, 1946; pg. 5; Issue 50533; col D The Youngest Bishop I. Caudwell. Category: Letters to the Editor., 1943–45
  6. ^ "Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House:". MUNDUS. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
William Vincent Lucas
Bishop of Masasi
Succeeded by
Wilfrid Lewis Mark Way
New diocese Bishop of South-West Tanganyika
Succeeded by
John Worthington Poole Hughes
Anglican Church of Southern Africa titles
Preceded by
Richard Ambrose Reeves
Bishop of Johannesburg
Succeeded by
Timothy John Bavin