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Leech, Rev. Kennethlocked

Born 15 June 1939; s of late John and Annie Leech; m 1970, Rheta Wall (marr. diss. 1993); one s; m 2014, Julie Wood; died 12 Sept. 2015

M. B. Reckitt Urban Fellow, St Botolph’s Church, Aldgate, 1991–2004


King’s College London (BA Hons Mod. History, AKC 1961); Trinity Coll., Oxford (BA Hons Theol. 1961, MA 1968); St Stephen’s House, Oxford


Deacon 1964, priest 1965; Curate: Holy Trinity, Hoxton, N1, 1964–67; St Anne, Soho, W1, 1967–71; Sec., Soho Drugs Group, 1967–71; Dir, Centrepoint, Soho, 1969–71; Chaplain and Tutor, St Augustine’s Coll., Canterbury, 1971–74; Rector of St Matthew, Bethnal Green, 1974–80; Field Work Sec., BCC, 1980; Race Relations Field Officer, C of E Bd for Social Responsibility, 1981–87; Hon. Assistant Curate: St Clement and St Mark, Notting Hill, 1982–85; St Clement and St Mark, Notting Dale, and St James’s, Norland, 1985–88; Dir, Runnymede Trust, 1987–90. Visiting Lecturer: St Stephen’s House, Chicago, 1978–90; Brent House, Chicago, 1990–2003. DD Lambeth, 1998


Pastoral Care and the Drug Scene, 1970; A Practical Guide to the Drug Scene, 1972; Keep the Faith, Baby, 1972; Youthquake, 1973; Soul Friend, 1977; True Prayer, 1980; The Social God, 1981; True God, 1984; Spirituality and Pastoral Care, 1986; Struggle in Babylon: Racism in the Cities and Churches of Britain, 1988; Care and Conflict, 1990; Subversive Orthodoxy, 1992; The Eye of the Storm, 1992 (HarperCollins Religious Book Award, 1993); We Preach Christ Crucified, 1994; The Sky is Red, 1997; Drugs and Pastoral Care, 1998; Through Our Long Exile, 2001; Race, 2005; Doing Theology in Altab Ali Park, 2006


Cartoon drawing, Lancashire dialect poetry, pubs


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