Clive Young

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The Right Reverend
Clive Young
Bishop of Dunwich
ChurchChurch of England
DioceseDiocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich
In officec. 1999 – 2013
PredecessorTim Stevens
SuccessorMike Harrison
Other postsArchdeacon of Hackney (1992–1999)
Ordination1972 (deacon)
1973 (priest)
Consecration24 June 1999[1]
Personal details
Born(1948-05-31)31 May 1948
Died7 October 2015(2015-10-07) (aged 67)
BuriedDore Abbey, Herefordshire
Alma materSt John's College, Durham

Clive Young (31 May 1948 – 7 October 2015) was a Church of England bishop. From 1999 to 2013, he was the Anglican Bishop of Dunwich, a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich.[2][3]

Early life[edit]

Young was educated at King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford.[4] He then studied at St John's College, Durham and graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.[3][5] He then entered Ridley Hall, Cambridge, an Anglican theological college, to prepare for ordination.[3]

Ordained ministry[edit]

Young was ordained a deacon in 1972 and began his career with a curacy at Neasden (1972-1975), followed by a second curacy at St Paul's Hammersmith (1975-1979). He was then Priest in charge of Old Ford, London, latterly also Area Dean of Tower Hamlets; and then Vicar of St Andrew, Holborn and Archdeacon of Hackney.

In 1999, he was consecrated to the episcopate. From 1999 until his retirement on 12 May 2013,[6] he was the Anglican Bishop of Dunwich, a suffragan bishop in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. He then retired from full-time ministry and was appointed an honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Hereford.[3]

He was a member of the Hymn Society of Great Britain and Ireland, acting as its conference chaplain in 2001.[7]

Personal life[edit]

In his spare time he was a keen gardener.[citation needed]

Young died on 7 October 2015.[8] His funeral took place at Dore Abbey in Abbey Dore, Golden Valley, Herefordshire. He is buried in the Abbey's churchyard.[9]



  1. ^ Southwark Diocese — ... new Archdeacon of Hackney Archived 2012-02-26 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Diocesan details
  3. ^ a b c d "Clive Young". Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  4. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  5. ^ "Debrett's People of Today" London, Debrett's, 2008 ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
  6. ^ "Gazette". Church Times. 28 September 2012. #7802.
  7. ^ "The Hymn Society of Great Britain & Ireland: Past Conferences". Retrieved 2009-08-06.
  8. ^
  9. ^ Townley, Peter (13 November 2015). "Obituary: The Rt Revd Clive Young". The Church Times. Retrieved 22 November 2015.
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Tim Stevens
Bishop of Dunwich
Succeeded by
Mike Harrison