The Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt RIP

From the Diocese of Winchester

29 September 2014

We are sorry to announce the death of the former Bishop of Winchester, the Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt. The Right Reverend Tim Dakin has said:
Dear Friends,

You may already have heard the news that Bishop Michael Scott-Joynt died on Saturday afternoon. His family were with him and he had been anointed; two bishop colleagues had prayed with him.

Michael led this Diocese with great integrity, both through his ministry and his strength of personality. I had the joy of working with him on a number of occasions before his retirement and then it was an honour to follow in his footsteps as Bishop of Winchester. Michael was a true servant for the Church of England at home and for the wider Anglican Communion abroad, particularly in Africa. He will long be remembered in our parishes and his presence sorely missed.

Our prayers at this difficult time are with Lou and the family.


The Right Reverend Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester

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2 comments on “The Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt RIP

  1. CSeitz-ACI says:

    One of the real stalwarts, who also helped with the conservative Bishops in TEC in the post 2003 period. Invaluable and strong presence. May God grant him eternal rest.

  2. Pageantmaster Ù† says:

    My overall impression is of a man who had the courage to do what was right rather than expedient; one of those from a time long past when I was proud of our House of Bishops. In particular, he reached out to those Christians being persecuted in the States and elsewhere and did the right thing. I am glad he did so and thankful for his witness, but sorry he did not have longer to enjoy his retirement.