John Cooper (Archdeacon of Aston)

John Leslie Cooper (born 16 December 1933) is a retired British Anglican priest. He was a senior clergyman in the Anglican Diocese of Birmingham in the last quarter of the 20th century, serving as Archdeacon of Aston from 1982 to 1990.[1]

Cooper was educated at Tiffin School and Chichester Theological College.[2] After National Service in the Royal Artillery he was a management trainee with GEC. Aftyer ordination he was Assistant Curate at All Saints, Kings Heath from 1962 to 1965. He was then a Prison Chaplain from 1965 until 1972. He was Priest in charge of St Paul's, Balsall Heath from 1973 to 1982. He was Archdeacon of Aston from 1982 to 1990; and then of Coleshill until 1993. Finally he was an Assistant Curate at Holy Trinity, Sutton Coldfield from 1993 to 1996.


  1. ^ ‘COOPER, Rev. Canon John Leslie’, Who's Who 2017, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2017; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2016 ; online edn, Nov 2016 accessed 24 Dec 2016
  2. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1975-76 London: OUP, 1976 ISBN 0-19-200008-X

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