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|Bishop of Sheffield|
|Diocese||Diocese of Sheffield|
|In office||1980–1997 (retired)|
|Other posts||Honorary assistant bishop in York (1998–present)|
|Ordination||1955 (deacon); 1956 (priest)|
|Born||17 July 1930|
|Alma mater||King’s College, Cambridge|
An Anglo-Catholic, he was opposed to the ordination of women, seeing it as an issue that needed an examination at an ecumenical level. During his episcopacy, he oversaw an increase in lay ministry within the diocese, but also increased the number of clergy, and improved the diocese's financial position. The period also saw the creation of the Nine O'Clock Service within one of the diocese's churches. Initially this seemed to be a successful attempt to broaden the appeal of the church, but in the end the project collapsed, and required strong leadership from Lunn to heal the resulting wounds. Following the Hillsborough Disaster, he implemented the clergy disaster plan to improve the church's response to such disasters in future.
Lunn wrote a multi-volume history of the area covered by the diocese including Rivers, Rectors and Abbots and Kings, Canals and Coal.
A keen gardener, he also wrote the booklet Roses Wild: A little book by the Bishop of Sheffield concerning the roses in his garden at Bishopscroft
- A Brief Synopsis Of Previous Bishops Of The See Of Sheffield, Tony Beck, Diocese of Sheffield. Retrieved on 2008-10-30.
- The London Gazette: . 13 December 1979. Retrieved 2008-10-30.
- The London Gazette: . 9 September 1997. Retrieved 2008-10-30.
- Calendar of Sheffield University—Honorary Graduates
- Thorne and District Gazette—'Snippets' of Yesteryear—The Battle of Hatfield, Ben Brown, Thorne-Moorends Town Council. Retrieved on 28 October 2008.
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