Martin Leonard

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Martin Patrick Grainge Leonard DSO was an Anglican suffragan bishop from 1953 until his death.[1][2]

Leonard was born at Torpenhow, near Cockermouth, Cumberland, on 5 July 1889. He was educated at Rossall, Fleetwood, Lancashire[3] 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.[4] He was a Bishop of Thetford, and a lifelong supporter of the Boy Scout movement.

He died on 21 July 1963.[5]


  1. ^ New Bishop Of Thetford The Times Thursday, 30 Jul 1953; pg. 6; Issue 52687; col F
  2. ^ The Times, Monday, 22 Jul 1963; pg. 21; Issue 55759; col C; Rt. Rev. M. P. G. Leonard Bishop of Thetford
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007; London; A & C Black; 2007; ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  4. ^ ”Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000” Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8
  5. ^ Deaths; The Times; London, England; Monday, 22 Jul 1963; pg. 1; Issue 55759


"A book of Prayers and Hymns Selected for Scouts"; London; C. A. Pearson; 1933.

Religious titles
Preceded by
John Gabriel Murray
Rectors and Provosts of St. Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow
1944 to 1953
Succeeded by
Frank Fairbairn Laming
Preceded by
John Walker Woodhouse
Bishop of Thetford
1953 to 1963
Succeeded by
Eric William Bradley Cordingly