Leonard was born at Torpenhow, near Cockermouth, Cumberland, on 5 July 1889. He was educated at Rossall, Fleetwood, Lancashire and Oriel College, Oxford before embarking on an ecclesiastical career including service as a World War I chaplain. Afterward, Leonard occupied a similar post at Cheltenham College. He spent 14 years with the Toc H organisation. Leonard subsequently became Rector of Hatfield, Rural Dean of Hertford, and Provost of St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow. He was a Bishop of Thetford, and a lifelong supporter of the Boy Scout movement.
He died on 21 July 1963.
- New Bishop Of Thetford The Times Thursday, 30 Jul 1953; pg. 6; Issue 52687; col F
- The Times, Monday, 22 Jul 1963; pg. 21; Issue 55759; col C; Rt. Rev. M. P. G. Leonard Bishop of Thetford
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- Deaths; The Times; London, England; Monday, 22 Jul 1963; pg. 1; Issue 55759
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1944 to 1953
Frank Fairbairn Laming
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1953 to 1963
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