Michael Hare Duke

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The Right Reverend

Michael Hare Duke

Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane
ChurchScottish Episcopal Church
DioceseSt Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane
In office1969–1994
PredecessorJohn Howe
SuccessorMichael Henley
Personal details
Born(1924-11-28)28 November 1924
Died15 December 2014(2014-12-15) (aged 90)
Perth, Scotland
SpouseGrace Lydia Frances Dodd
Alma materTrinity College, Oxford

Michael Geoffrey Hare Duke (28 November 1924 – 15 December 2014) was an Anglican bishop[1][2] and author:[3] a former Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane.

Early life[edit]

Born 28 November 1924,[4] he was educated at Bradfield College and Trinity College, Oxford.[5]

He was a Sub-Lieutenant in the RNVR from 1944 to 1946.

Ordained ministry[edit]

Hare Duke was ordained deacon in 1952 and priest a year later.[6] He began his ecclesiastical career as a curate at St John's Wood[7] after which he was Vicar of St John with St Mark, Bury.[8] He was Pastoral Director for the Clinical Theology Association after which he was Vicar of St Paul's, Daybrook.

He was elevated to the episcopate in 1969 [9] as the 9th Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane. He retired in 1994.

He was a member of the Third Order of the Society of Saint Francis (TSSF), having made his profession in 1950.[10]


  1. ^ "Bishop Michael Hare Duke RIP". The Scottish Episcopal Church. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  2. ^ Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church, Stirling: Rev. James Whitelaw McIntyre, B.D. (1974–93)
  3. ^ Amongst others, he wrote "The Caring Church", 1963; "First Aid in Counselling", 1968; "Understanding the Adolescent", 1969; "The Break of Glory", 1970; "Freud", 1972; "Good News", 1976; "Stories, Signs and Sacraments in the Emerging Church", 1982; "Praying for Peace", 1991; "Hearing the Stranger", 1994; and "One Foot in Heaven", 2001> British Library website accessed 19:01 GMT 13 May 2011
  4. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  5. ^ "Rt. Rev. Michael Geoffrey Hare Duke". Frost's Scottish Who's Who. Archived from the original on 14 July 2014.
  6. ^ Crockford's clerical directory London, Church House 1975 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  7. ^ "Parish of St John's Wood: Copy curate's licence for Michael Geoffrey Hare Duke MA for the parish church of St Stephen, Portland Town (St John's Wood Chapel)". The National Archives. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  8. ^ SD8012 : St John with St Mark Church, Sunny Avenue, Bury (photo)
  9. ^ Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689–2000 Bertie, D. M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8
  10. ^ "Deaths & Obituaries". Third Order, Society of Saint Francis. Archived from the original on 8 December 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2015.
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane
1969– 1994
Succeeded by