Simon Burrows

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Simon Burrows
Bishop of Buckingham
Diocese Diocese of Oxford
In office 1974–1994
Predecessor Christopher Pepys
Successor Colin Bennetts
Other posts Area bishop of Buckingham (1984–1994)
Honorary assistant bishop in Winchester (1994–present)
Ordination c. 1954 (deacon); c. 1955 (priest)
Consecration 1974
Personal details
Born (1928-11-08)8 November 1928
Died 5 August 2015(2015-08-05) (aged 86)
Denomination Anglican
Parents Hedley & Joan Lovett
Spouse Janet Woodd (m. 1960)
Children 2 sons; 3 daughters
Alma mater King's College, Cambridge

Simon Hedley Burrows (8 November 1928 – 5 August 2015) was the Bishop of Buckingham from 1974 to 1994 and the first area bishop under the diocesan area scheme of 1984.[1]

Early life[edit]

Burrows was born on 8 November 1928. He was the grandson of Leonard Burrows (Bishop of Sheffield) and Neville Lovett (Bishop of Salisbury)[2] and son of Hedley Burrows (Dean of Hereford).[3] He was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge.

Ordained ministry[edit]

He was a curacy at St John's Wood, after which he was Chaplain of Jesus College, Cambridge.[4] Following this he was Vicar of Wyken and then (his final appointment before his ordination to the episcopate[5]) of Holy Trinity Fareham.[6]

In retirement he continued to serve as an assistant bishop in the Diocese of Winchester for some time.


He died on 5 August 2015 after a short illness.[7]


  1. ^ Who's Who 1992 “(London, A & C Black ISBN 0-7136-3514-2)
  2. ^ ‘BURROWS, Very Rev. Hedley Robert’, Who Was Who, A & C Black, 1920–2008; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2007 [1], accessed 30 June 2012
  3. ^ ‘BURROWS, Rt Rev. Simon Hedley’, Who's Who 2012, A & C Black, 2012; online edition, Oxford University Press, December 2011 [2], accessed 30 June 2012
  4. ^ Crockford's clerical directory, 1995” (Lambeth,Church House ISBN 0-7151-8088-6)
  5. ^ ”Debrett's People of Today 1992” (London, Debrett's) ISBN 1-870520-09-2)
  6. ^ Parish Web Site
  7. ^ BURROWS
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Christopher Pepys
Bishop of Buckingham
Succeeded by
Colin Bennetts