Michael Whinney, British Anglican prelate, Died at 86


Michael Humphrey Dickens Whinney was born on July 8, 1930, in Chelsea, London and died on February 3, 2017.

He was a Church of England bishop.

Whinney served in two episcopal posts: he is also the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens.[1]

Michael was educated at Charterhouse School and Pembroke College, Cambridge (he became a Cambridge Master of Arts {MA(Cantab)}); he later gained a Master of Sacred Theology (STM) degree from General Theological Seminary.

Whinney was ordained in 1957 after an earlier career as an accountant.

Whinney’s first ministry position was as a curate at Rainham after which he held two posts in Bermondsey, firstly as the priest in charge of the Cambridge University Mission Settlement and later as the vicar of St James’ with Christ Church.

Michael Whinney passed away at 76 years old.