|Bishop of Gloucester|
|Born||2 August 1862|
Whorlton, County Durham
|Died||17 January 1947(aged 84)|
|Parents||Arthur William Headlam|
Evelyn Persis Wingfield (m. 1900)
|Previous post||Regius Professor of Divinity, Oxford|
|Alma mater||New College, Oxford|
Headlam was born in Whorlton, County Durham, the son of its vicar, Arthur William Headlam (1826-1908), by his first wife, Agnes Favell. The historian James Wycliffe Headlam was his younger brother. He was educated at Winchester College and New College, Oxford, where he read Greats. He was a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, from 1885. He was ordained in 1888, and became Rector of Welwyn in 1896. In 1900 Headlam married Evelyn Persis Wingfield.
He was Professor of Dogmatic Theology at King's College London from 1903-1916, where he served as Principal from 1903 to 1912 and as the first Dean from 1908 until 1913. He was Regius Professor of Divinity, Oxford from 1918 to 1923. His 1920 Bampton Lectures showed the theme of ecumenism that would preoccupy him. At the time of the 1926 General Strike, he opposed the intervention of some of the other bishops.
He was influential in the Church of England's council on foreign relations in the 1930s, chairing the Committee on Relations with Episcopal Churches. He supported the Protestant Reich Church in Germany, and was a critic of the Confessing Church. He is thus generally considered an 'appeaser'.
| Principal of King's College London
Ronald Montagu Burrows
|New office|| Dean of King's College London
Henry Scott Holland
| Regius Professor of Divinity at Oxford
Henry Leighton Goudge
|Church of England titles|
| Bishop of Gloucester