David Hope, Baron Hope of Thornes

David Hope, Baron Hope of Thornes
The Rt Revd and Rt Hon
 The Lord Hope of Thornes 
KCVO PC
Archbishop of York
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of York
Enthroned 8 December 1995
Reign ended 28 February 2005 (retirement)
Predecessor John Habgood
Successor John Sentamu
Other posts Bishop of London
1991–1995
Bishop of Wakefield
1985–1991
Orders
Ordination 1965 (deacon); 1966 (priest)
Consecration c. 1991
Personal details
Born 14 April 1940 (1940-04-14) (age 71)
Denomination Anglican
Alma mater University of Nottingham

David Michael Hope, Baron Hope of Thornes KCVO PC (born 14 April 1940) was the Archbishop of York in the Church of England from 1995[1] to 2005.

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Early career

Hope was ordained deacon in 1965 and priest in 1966. He was the Principal of St Stephen's House, an Anglo-Catholic theological college in Oxford, from 1974 to-1982. He was Vicar of All Saints, Margaret Street, an Anglo-Catholic church in the West End of London from 1982 to 1985 before becoming the Bishop of Wakefield from 1985 and then the Bishop of London from 1991. Hope was Master of the Guardians of the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham from 1982 to 1993.

Archbishop of York

Hope was enthroned as Archbishop of York on 8 December 1995.[2] After Peter Tatchell alleged in the same year that Hope was gay as part of a much criticised OutRage! "outing" campaign,[3][4] Hope said that his sexuality is "a grey area" and that he had "sought to lead a celibate life" and is "perfectly happy and content".[citation needed] On 26 October 1995 he was appointed a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (KCVO),[5] an honour in the personal gift of the Queen. Hope was one of four English bishops who declined to sign the Cambridge Accord: an attempt in 1999 to find agreement on affirming certain human rights of homosexuals, notwithstanding differences within the church on the morality of homosexual behaviour.[6] On 30 June 2004, together with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, and on behalf of all 114 Anglican bishops, he wrote to Tony Blair expressing deep concern about Government policy and criticising the coalition troops' conduct in Iraq. The letter cited the abuse of Iraqi detainees, which was described as having been "deeply damaging", and stated that the government's apparent double standards "diminish the credibility of western governments". (BBC) (The Scotsman)

On 1 August 2004 it was announced that Hope would step down as archbishop to become the vicar of St Margaret's Church in Ilkley. He did so on 28 February 2005. Not long before he retired as archbishop the Queen pointedly attended a service at York Minster – seen by many as a mark of the regard in which she held Hope.[citation needed]

Later years

In recognition of his contribution to the church, Downing Street announced on 25 January 2005 that he had accepted a life peerage;[7] the title was gazetted as Baron Hope of Thornes, of Thornes in the County of West Yorkshire, on 6 April 2005 (dated 31 March 2005).[8] On 4 August 2006 he was appointed to the Court of Ecclesiastical Causes Reserved for a period of five years.[9] On 10 September 2006, Hope announced his resignation as vicar of St Margaret's, Ilkley, due to ill health. He stated that he intended to continue to work a three day week at St Margaret's until the end of 2006, but after that would serve as an honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Bradford. On 1 October 2007 it was announced that he would also serve as an honorary assistant bishop for the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe.[10]

Styles and titles

  • David Hope Esq (1940–1965)
  • Dr David Hope (1965)
  • The Revd Dr David Hope (1965–1985)
  • The Rt Revd Dr David Hope (1985–1991)
  • The Rt Revd and Rt Hon Dr David Hope (1991–1995)
  • The Most Revd and Rt Hon Dr David Hope KCVO (1995–2005)
  • The Rt Revd and Rt Hon The Lord Hope of Thornes KCVO PC (2005–present)

References

  1. ^ London Gazette: no. 54149. p. 12103. 6 September 1995. Retrieved 21 November 2007.
  2. ^ Abide with me: the world of Victorian hymns – Bradley, Ian C. – p. 232
  3. ^ http://www.rainbow.at/news/1056532440 Rainbow (german)
  4. ^ http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/features/David-Hope39s-triumph-of-faith.886985.jp Yorkshirepost
  5. ^ London Gazette: no. 54202. p. 14877. 3 November 1995. Retrieved 21 November 2007.
  6. ^ "Cambridge Accord (with UK signatories and refusals to sign)". http://www.archive.changingattitude.org/lambeth_conf_cambridge_accord.html. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  7. ^ London Gazette: no. 57551. p. 1377. 4 February 2005. Retrieved 21 November 2007.
  8. ^ London Gazette: no. 57605. p. 4469. 6 April 2005. Retrieved 21 November 2007.
  9. ^ London Gazette: no. 58062. p. 10685. 4 August 2006. Retrieved 21 November 2007.
  10. ^ "Former Archbishop Accepts New Role in Europe". Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe. 1 October 2007. http://www.europe.anglican.org/news/newsItems/2007/07_oct_01.html. Retrieved 20 November 2007. 

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Church of England titles
Preceded by
Colin James
Bishop of Wakefield
1985–1991
Succeeded by
Nigel McCulloch
Preceded by
Graham Leonard
Bishop of London
1991–1995
Succeeded by
Richard Chartres
Preceded by
John Habgood
Archbishop of York
1995–2005
Succeeded by
John Sentamu

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