Top 20 Religious Leader celebrities in England
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Religious Leader celebrities [Updated February 6, 2023].
Richard Coles was born
on March 26, 1962
He is also openly gay and lives with his civil partner, the Reverend David Coles.
John Harvard was born
He donated not only money but a great many scholarly volumes to the then-fledgeling school.
Jeremy Taylor was born
on August 15, 1613
He became the Bishop of Down and Connor, and was made the vice-chancellor of the University of Dublin.
Hudson Taylor was born
on May 21, 1832
Unlike many other European missionaries, Taylor dressed himself in Chinese clothes and displayed his respect for Chinese culture. Also notable was the fact that he allowed Protestants of many different denominations to take part in his mission work.
Gladys Aylward was born
on February 24, 1902
During her time in China (and, later, Taiwan), she established a missionary organization known as The Inn of the Eight Happinesses, worked on behalf of prison reform and opened an orphanage.
Frederick Temple was born
on November 30, 1821
In 1857 he was select preacher at his university and taught at Rugby School in 1858.
William Carey was born
on August 17, 1761
In the early 1820s, he established the Agri Horticultural Society of India.
Tim Hughes was born
on July 23, 1978
He has released several spiritual music albums, including 2001's Love Shine Through.
Rowan Williams was born
on June 14, 1950
He stirred controversy with his comments on Islamic 'Sharia' law, opposing the Iraq war, and supporting the French ban on Muslim headscarves.
Nick Baines was born
on November 13, 1957
He was frequently featured on religious segments of a BBC Radio 2 program called "Pause for Thought."
Matthew Hale was born
on June 18, 1811
His religious service in Australia was marked by educational and social advocacy on behalf of the Aboriginal people.
Marianne Cope was born
on January 24, 1838
She is only the 11th American citizen to be honored by the Catholic church.
John Henry Newman was born
on February 21, 1801
in London, England.
He wrote the popular hymns "Lead, Kindly Light" and "Praise to the Holiest in the Height" and helped found the Catholic University of Ireland.
Hewlett Johnson was born
on January 25, 1874
He was known for his unyielding support of the Soviet Union and it's allies and thus obtained the nickname "The Red Dean of Canterbury".
George Carey was born
on November 13, 1934
During my tenure as the head of Church of England I ordained the first female priest, and addressed the debate over homosexuality.
Bramwell Booth was born
on March 8, 1856
His parents, William Booth and Catherine Mumford, started the Salvation Army.
Charles Simeon was born
on September 24, 1759
He was involved in the 1799 establishment of the London Society for Promoting Christianity Amongst the Jews.
Donald Coggan was born
on October 9, 1909
From 1957 to 1976, he served as the honorary President of the United Bible Societies.
George D. Watt was born
on May 12, 1812
He beat eight other men in a footrace to become the first official British Mormon convert.
Justin Welby was born
on January 6, 1956
He has written many books on the intersection between religion, ethics and finance.