Michael Henley

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The Right Reverend
Michael Henley
CB
Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane
Church Scottish Episcopal Church
Diocese Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane
In office 1994 to 2004
Predecessor Michael Hare Duke
Successor David Chillingworth
Other posts Chaplain to the Fleet, Royal Navy (1989–1994)
Orders
Ordination 1961 (deacon)
1963 (priest)
Consecration 4 March 1994
Personal details
Birth name Michael Harry George Henley
Born (1939-01-16)16 January 1939
Died 21 March 2014(2014-03-21) (aged 75)
Nationality British
Denomination Anglicanism

Michael Harry George Henley, CB (16 January 1939 - 21 March 2014)[1] was an Anglican bishop. He was a chaplain of the Royal Navy and the Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane.

Early life and education[edit]

Henley was born on 16 January 1938.[2] He was educated at St Marylebone Grammar School[3] and the London College of Divinity.

Ordained ministry[edit]

Early ministry[edit]

He was ordained deacon in 1961, priest in 1963[4] and began his ordained ministry as a curate at St Marylebone Parish Church.

Chaplaincy service[edit]

He was a chaplain in the Royal Navy from 1964 to 1969[5] and then a chaplain to Anglican students of St Andrews University from 1969 to 1972 and of the Royal Hospital School from 1972 to 1974. He returned to the navy in 1972, becoming its Chaplain of the Fleet and Archdeacon for the Royal Navy from 1989 to 1994, during which period he was also appointed honorary Canon of Gibraltar Cathedral. From 1992 to 1994 he served as Director-General to Naval Chaplaincy Services.[6]

Later ministry[edit]

He was then the priest in charge of Holy Trinity, Pitlochry from 1994 to 1996[7] before his ordination to the episcopate on 4 March 1995.[8] Until 2013 he was also the honorary chaplain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews.

Honours[edit]

He was appointed Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB).[9] He was an Honorary Chaplain to the Queen (QHC) from 1989 to 1994,[10] he retired in 2004.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://announcements.telegraph.co.uk/deaths/175461/henley
  2. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  3. ^ Burke’s
  4. ^ Crockford's clerical directory London, Church House 1975 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  5. ^ [Scottish Episcopal Church directory 2012/2013 ISBN 0-905573-91-9]
  6. ^ Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689–2000, Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark, ISBN 0-567-08746-8
  7. ^ Scottish Episcopal Church appointments
  8. ^ Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689–2000, Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark, ISBN 0-567-08746-8
  9. ^ London Gazette
  10. ^ Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689–2000, Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark, ISBN 0-567-08746-8
Military offices
Preceded by
Noël Jones
Chaplain of the Fleet
1989–1994
Succeeded by
Michael Bucks
Church of England titles
Preceded by
Michael Hare Duke
Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane
1996–2004
Succeeded by
David Chillingworth