Norman Lang (bishop)

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Norman MacLeod Lang (1875–1956[1]) was the third Bishop suffragan of Leicester from 1913[2] until 1927.

He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford,[3] and after a period of study at Ripon College Cuddesdon, ordained in 1899.[4] His first post was as a Minor Canon at Bloemfontein Cathedral. Returning to England he was Vicar of St Martin’s, Leicester[5] before his elevation to the Episcopate; he held the Archdeaconry of Northampton with his See from 1919 until his resigned the See in 1927, continuing as Archdeacon of Northampton until 1936. After this he was Archdeacon of Oakham[6][7] and finally Assistant Bishop of Peterborough until his retirement in 1945.[8] His brother was Cosmo Lang, Archbishop of York[9] and then of Canterbury.[10]


  1. ^ The Times, Monday, May 07, 1956; pg. 10; Issue 53524; col C Obituary The Rt Rev K.M. Lang
  2. ^ New Bishop of Leicester announced The Times Saturday, Dec 21, 1912; pg. 11; Issue 40088; col E
  3. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-1990 London, A & C Black, 1991 ISBN 0-7136-3457-X
  4. ^ Anglican History
  5. ^ The Times, Friday, Jun 11, 1909; pg. 9; Issue 38983; col C Ecclesiastical Intelligence
  6. ^ The Times, Thursday, May 28, 1936; pg. 22; Issue 47386; col F Ecclesiastical News The Archdeaconry Of Oakham
  7. ^ National Church Institutions Database of Manuscripts and Archives
  8. ^ The Times, Friday, Jan 26, 1945; pg. 7; Issue 50051; col C Ecclesiastical News Bishop Lang To Resign
  9. ^ The Times, Friday, Jan 07, 1921; pg. 12; Issue 42612; col E The Late Mrs Lang. Mother of The Archbishop of York
  10. ^ Leicester villages
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Lewis Clayton
Bishop of Leicester
(Diocese of Leicester created)