Leslie Owen

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Leslie Owen (1886–1947) was an Anglican bishop.

Owen was educated at Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood[1] and St John's College, Cambridge. He was ordained in 1912 and was firstly a curate at Ashford, Kent, after which he became a chaplain to the British Armed Forces during the First World War. When peace returned he was a lecturer at Bishop's College, Cheshunt and then Warden of the Scholar Cancellarii, Lincoln. Appointed Archdeacon of Auckland in 1936, he was ordained to the Episcopate as Bishop of Jarrow three years later.[2] He was translated to be the Bishop of Maidstone five years later.[3] His final position was as Bishop of Lincoln[4] but he died less than a year later after a short illness.[5]

References

  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ The Times, 7 June 1939; p19, "Ecclesiastical News Church Appointments New Bishop of Jarrow"
  3. ^ The Times, 5 January 1945, p6, "Ecclesiastical News: Bishop of Maidstone enthroned"
  4. ^ Ecclesiastical News New Bishop Of Lincoln The Times Monday, 3 June 1946; p. 6; Issue 50468; col D
  5. ^ The Times, 3 March 1947, p6, "Death of the Bishop Of Lincoln"
Church of England titles
Preceded by
James Geoffrey Gordon
Bishop of Jarrow
1939 – 1944
Succeeded by
David Colin Dunlop
Preceded by
Inaugural appointment
Bishop of Maidstone
1944 – 1946
Succeeded by
Not replaced for 10 years
Preceded by
Alymer Skelton
Bishop of Lincoln
1946 – 1947
Succeeded by
Maurice Harland


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