Lionel Crawfurd

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Lionel Payne Crawfurd (1864–1934) was the second Suffragan Bishop of Stafford.[1] Educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford,[2] he was ordained in 1890 and began his career with a curacy at St Cuthbert’s Gateshead.[3] He was then successively Vice Principal of Leeds Clergy School, Bishop's Chaplain in Adelaide, and Secretary of the Home Missionary Society. In June 1902 he was asked to return to Gateshead as Vicar,[4] and was then incumbent at Ramsgate and Ashford, Kent,[2] before ascending to the Episcopate in 1915, a post he held for 19 years. A deeper thinker[5] his Times obituary described him as “a kind, approachable man with a deep love of the countryside[6]".


  1. ^ The Times, Monday, Jun 07, 1915; pg. 12; Issue 40874; col F "New Bishop Of Stafford. Mr. L. P. Crawfurd Appointed." Category: Official Appointments and Notices
  2. ^ a b “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  3. ^ Photo of Church Archived 2011-07-23 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Ecclesiastical intelligence". The Times (36804). London. 26 June 1902. p. 10. 
  5. ^ He wrote “The Transfiguration: a manifestation of God in Man" (London, Skeffington, 1912)
  6. ^ The Times, Saturday, Sep 08, 1934; pg. 14; Issue 46854; col B "The Bishop Of Stafford Suffragan For Shropshire" Category: Obituaries
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Edward Ash Were
Bishop of Stafford
1915 – 1934
Succeeded by
Douglas Crick