Austin  Lee

Austin Lee

Keighle, West Yorkshire, The United Kingdom

Austin Lee (1904-65)

Austin Lee was a restless soul - a socialist and pacifist who fitted uneasily into the Church of England, but was by all accounts a stirring preacher who aroused affection, even though he was as rude about his congregations as he was about bishops and other senior clergy! The press dubbed him a cleric with a broom.

Son of a notable incumbent of the family living in Claxby, Lincolnshire (though Austin was actually born in Keighley), he read English at Trinity College Cambridge and then trained for ordination, first at Wells Theological College and then at Ripon Hall, Oxford (more liberal - perhaps he fell out with them at Wells?) He lasted a year as curate of Kew in 1928, courting controversy with articles for the Sunday a

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