Spirituality and religion are considered by many to be the ways of disciplining one’s thought process and lifestyle. Spirituality has definitely helped the world in achieving that to a great extent, and religion has always been the beacon of hope for the masses. The opinions of spiritual and political leaders from Britain and other European nations have also been sought by political leaders for serious matters concerning the society. Some of the famous British religious leaders are William Davy, Anthony Anderson, Edward Leeds, Stephen Addington and Russell Lant Carpenter. Amongst the present day British religious leaders, Aga Khan IV is a well-known name in the country. These preachers have penned numerous books of great religious and spiritual importance. These books have played an important role in influencing the religious thoughts of the country’s youth. A few such literary works of religious prominence are ‘Maxims religious and prudential, with a Sermon to young People’ and ‘A System of Divinity on the Being, Nature, and Attributes of God’. Here is a collection of biographies of spiritual & religious leaders from Britain. Explore and know more about their life stories, timelines and interesting facts & trivia related to their lives.
Oliver CromwellOliver Cromwell
25 April 1599
Military & Political Leader
Thomas MoreThomas More
07 February 1478
Catholic Saint

Aga Khan IVAga Khan IV
13 December 1936
Imam of Nizari Ismailism

Thomas BecketThomas Becket
21 December 1118
Saint

John WesleyJohn Wesley
17 June 1703
Anglican Cleric and Christian Theologian

Thomas CranmerThomas Cranmer
02 July 1489
First Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury
BedeBede
0672 AD
Saint

John BunyanJohn Bunyan
28 November 1628
Writer, Preacher

George FoxGeorge Fox
30 June 1624
Author
Matthew HenryMatthew Henry
18 October 1662
Author

Charles KingsleyCharles Kingsley
12 June 1819
Priest
Charles IICharles II
29 May 1630
King of England, Scotland & Ireland

Rowan Douglas WilliamsRowan Douglas Williams
14 June 1950
Theologian

Cometan Cometan
01 July 1998
Philosopher

Elizabeth IElizabeth I
07 September 1533
 

Mary IIMary II
30 April 1662
Monarch
ColumbaColumba
07 December 0521
Irish abbot

George CareyGeorge Carey
13 November 1935
Politician, Priest, University teacher

Augustine of CanterburyAugustine of Canterbury
Archbishop of Canterbury

Reginald PoleReginald Pole
03 March 1500
Archbishop of Canterbury
Pope Adrian IVPope Adrian IV
1100 AD
 

Hudson TaylorHudson Taylor
21 May 1832
Physician, Translator, Theologian, Non-fiction
Mary SlessorMary Slessor
02 December 1848
Missionary

Jonathan SacksJonathan Sacks
08 March 1948
Rabbi, Politician

John SentamuJohn Sentamu
10 June 1949
Politician, Priest, Cleric
Ann LeeAnn Lee
29 February 1736
Religious leader

Robert RuncieRobert Runcie
02 October 1921
Politician, Priest, Bishop
William LaudWilliam Laud
07 October 1573
Archbishop of Canterbury

Thomas HookerThomas Hooker
05 July 1586
Preacher

Charles StuddCharles Studd
02 December 1860
Cricketer, Author, Missionary
Michael RamseyMichael Ramsey
14 November 1904
Politician, Priest, Theologian

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Richard BaxterRichard Baxter
12 November 1615
Poet
Francis AsburyFrancis Asbury
20 August 1745
Bishop

Samuel WilberforceSamuel Wilberforce
07 September 1805
Bishop

Donald CogganDonald Coggan
09 October 1909
Archbishop of Canterbury

Myles CoverdaleMyles Coverdale
1488 AD
Translator
Henry GarnetHenry Garnet
30 June 1555
Priest
Matthew ParkerMatthew Parker
06 August 1504
Archbishop of Canterbury

Catherine BoothCatherine Booth
17 January 1829
Religious leader

Basil HumeBasil Hume
02 March 1923
Bishop

Orderic VitalisOrderic Vitalis
16 February 1075
Monk
Richard RolleRichard Rolle
1300 AD
Writer

Edward White BensonEdward White Benson
14 July 1829
Archbishop of Canterbury

John WhitgiftJohn Whitgift
1530 AD
Archbishop

Lancelot AndrewesLancelot Andrewes
16 July 1555
priest, translator, theologian, Bible translator

William WarhamWilliam Warham
1450 AD
Archbishop of Canterbury
OrmulumOrmulum
English scholar

Ralph CudworthRalph Cudworth
1617 AD
Philosopher
William of WykehamWilliam of Wykeham
1320 AD
Bishop

Frederick TempleFrederick Temple
30 November 1821
Archbishop

Richard WhatelyRichard Whately
01 February 1787
Economist
James NaylerJames Nayler
1618 AD
Religious Leader

Charles SimeonCharles Simeon
24 September 1759
Clergyman
Brooke Foss WestcottBrooke Foss Westcott
12 January 1825
Theologian

Robert LowthRobert Lowth
27 November 1710
Author

Edmund BonnerEdmund Bonner
1500 AD
Bishop

Richard MatherRichard Mather
1596 AD
Minister

William JuxonWilliam Juxon
1582 AD
Archbishop
Evangeline BoothEvangeline Booth
25 December 1865
Theologian

Cuthbert TunstallCuthbert Tunstall
1474 AD
Religious Leader

Alexander NeckamAlexander Neckam
08 September 1157
Scholar

Richard BancroftRichard Bancroft
1544 AD
Archbishop
Andrew FullerAndrew Fuller
06 February 1754
Theologian

Frederic FarrarFrederic Farrar
07 August 1831
Author
Archibald Campbell TaitArchibald Campbell Tait
21 December 1811
Archbishop

Thomas KenThomas Ken
30 June 1637
Bishops

Stephen HardingStephen Harding
1050 AD
Monk
John CurwenJohn Curwen
14 November 1816
British educator

Jeremy CollierJeremy Collier
23 September 1650
Theatre Critic
John DyerJohn Dyer
1699 AD
Painter

Robert MorrisonRobert Morrison
05 January 1782
lexicographer, linguist, translator, writer

John Henry Cardinal NewmanJohn Henry Cardinal Newman
21 February 1801
Poet, Theologian
Thomas Cardinal WolseyThomas Cardinal Wolsey
29 February 1473
Statesman

Geoffrey Francis Fisher, Baron Fisher of LambethGeoffrey Francis Fisher, Baron Fisher of Lambeth
05 May 1887
Archbishop
Cormac Murphy-O'ConnorCormac Murphy-O'Connor
24 August 1932
Cardinal