I doubt whether very many bishops, of whatever Church, will, upon their deaths, elicit such an avalanche of heart-felt tributes as will Graham Leonard, Bishop in the Church of God. He, together with the recently departed Eric Kemp, was one of the first diocesan bishops in the Church of England to welcome the Catholic Revival with a wholeheartedness that included no ifs or buts. His and my paths crossed when he was President of the Woodard Corporation; in which role he maintained the Catholic Faith without giving an inch to bigots. The same was true of his ministry as Bishop of Truro; his orthodoxy being all the more marked by contrast with the smoke of Satan which billowed into that diocese, hitherto perhaps the most orthodox in England, under his successor in the 1990s.
He told me he was convinced that the reason why Rome did not formally consider the validity of his Episcopal Consecration after he entered into Full Communion (only his presbyteral orders were examined) was that Rome knew that by declaring them valid it would find itself embarrassed by the presence of a married bishop. In his great humility he took part in the 'reordination' of priests whom he had, as bishop of London, ordained to the Sacred Priesthood.
There will be very many priests, both present and former Anglicans, all over England who will be saying his Requiem with the prayers pro defuncto episcopo.