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Bishop of Chester Church Church of England Diocese Diocese of Chester Enthroned c. 1982 Reign ended 1996 (retirement) Predecessor Rt Revd Victor Whitsey Successor Rt Revd Peter Forster Orders Ordination 1956 Consecration c. 1982 Personal details Born June 1930 (aged 81) Denomination Anglican Occupation Hymnist
Michael Alfred Baughen (born June 1930) is a retired Anglican bishop.
After ordination he served as Rector of Holy Trinity Church in Platt Lane, Rusholme, Manchester and All Souls, Langham Place in London before a successful tenure as the 39th Bishop of Chester between 1982 and 1996. Following his retirement, he worked as an honorary Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of London and in the Diocese of Southwark.
Baughen is also noted for his contribution to hymnody. He is particularly known for his tune "Lord of the Years" for Timothy Dudley-Smith's hymn of the same name. He is also well known as editor of and writer and composer for Youth Praise (Book 1, 1964, and Book 2, 1969) and Psalm Praise (1973), and for Hymns for Today's Church (Jubilate Hymns, 1982), for which he was consultant editor and contributor, and as Editorial Chairman of Sing Glory (2000).
Business positions New title Chairman of the Jubilate Group
Church of England titles Preceded by
Bishop of Chester
Bishops of Chester
John Bird • George Cotes • Cuthbert Scott • William Downham • William Chaderton • Hugh Bellot • Richard Vaughan • George Lloyd • Thomas Morton • John Bridgeman • Brian Walton • Henry Ferne • George Hall • John Wilkins • John Pearson • Thomas Cartwright • Nicholas Stratford • Sir William Dawes • Francis Gastrell • Samuel Peploe • Edmund Keene • William Markham • Beilby Porteus • William Cleaver • Henry Majendie • Bowyer Sparke • George Law • Charles Blomfield • John Sumner • John Graham • William Jacobson • William Stubbs • Francis Jayne • Luke Paget • Geoffrey Fisher • Douglas Crick • Gerald Ellison • Victor Whitsey • Michael Baughen • Peter Forster
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