Dunwich: Bishop Clive set to retire next year

THE Bishop of Dunwich the Right Reverend Clive Young has announced he is retiring after 40 years ministry.

The 64-year-old - assistant or “suffragan” bishop to the Bishop of the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocese Nigel Stock - will step down after a choral evensong service in May next year at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds. Bishop Clive said: “In 2013 I shall be 65, ordained 41 years, much of my ministry in London, and 14 years a bishop in Suffolk. Leaving people wanting more, rather than repeating myself, is advice I have given others.

“I have enjoyed meeting amazing people of all ages from across this lovely county, who are committed to their communities and churches.

“The delight of leading services in wonderful Suffolk churches has been a joy to me and, of course, I have a special affection for Dunwich.”

Bishop Clive, who is moving to Hereford with his wife Sue, is looking forward to visiting old churches and friends, cultivating his garden, reading and writing.

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Bishop Nigel paid tribute to his colleague saying he was a “much loved and respected” figure and he would miss his wisdom, friendship and sense of humour.

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