Leonard Burrows

Leonard Burrows

The Rt Rev Leonard Hedley Burrows was an eminent Anglican Priest in the first half of the 20th century.

Born at Rugby, Warwickshire on 7 December 1857, he was educated at Charterhouse and New College, Oxford. Ordained in 1881, he was a Curate at Dorking after which he was Vicar of Wrecclesham and then Rural Dean of Godalming before his appointment as Bishop of Lewes. Translated to Sheffield in 1914 he served 25 years as its first Diocesan Bishop. He died on 6 February 1940.

Burrows was the father of Hedley Burrows (Dean of Hereford) and grandfather of Simon Burrows (Bishop of Buckingham).

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