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John Habgood

Archbishop of York; Bishop of Durham; British Anglican bishop and life peer

John Stapylton Habgood, Baron Habgood, PC (23 June 1927 – 6 March 2019) was a British Anglican bishop, academic, and life peer. He was Bishop of Durham from 1973 to 1983, and Archbishop of York from 18 November 1983 to 1995.

The Right Reverend and Right Honourable The Lord Habgood PC
Archbishop of York
Habgood in 1981
ProvinceProvince of York
DioceseDiocese of York
Enthroned18 November 1983
Reign ended1995
PredecessorStuart Blanch
SuccessorDavid Hope
Other postsBishop of Durham (1973–1983)
Orders
Ordination1954
Consecration1973
Personal details
Birth nameJohn Stapylton Habgood
Born(1927-06-23)23 June 1927
Died6 March 2019(2019-03-06) (aged 91)
DenominationAnglican

In 1995, he was made a life peer and was in the House of Lords after stepping down as Archbishop. He took a leave of absence in later life, and was one of the first peers to retire from the Lords in 2011.

Habgood died on 6 March 2019 at the age of 91.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Becket, Adam. "Death announced of John Habgood, former Archbishop of York". Church Times. Retrieved 7 March 2019.

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