Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The Right Rev David Young: long-serving Bishop of Ripon

Bishop of Ripon, David Young has died.

He linked the diocese with the Church in Sri Lanka. His interfaith expertise was used on the Church of England Doctrine Commission, and with the Archbishop’s Interfaith Consultants. His missionary interest continued through his chairmanship of Partnership of World Mission and the Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge. A keen sportsman, he ran in the London Marathon of 1989, raising £30,000 for a diocesan appeal. He was appointed CBE for his work in education in 1999. His theological stance might be described as open evangelical. He was critical of liberal theology, but was a strong supporter of the ordination of women.

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