Obituary: The Right Rev Stanley Booth-Clibborn
Alan Webster and Canon F. W. Dillistone, The Independent (London, England)
Stanley Booth-Clibborn - Bishop of Manchester from 1979 to 1992 - was a controversial and energetic bishop of the Thatcher years.
His diocese had the largest group of run-down Urban Priority parishes and this impelled him to constant public pleas for a social order which would redress the balance in favour of the marginalised. In 1991 he published Taxes - Burden or Blessing?, which urged "a radical change in our attitudes towards what we do in common and how we pay for it". He was an Anglican rarity - a bishop who was known to belong to the Labour Party - whether speaking in a downtown pulpit in Salford or in the House of Lords.
This least pontifical of bishops …
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Publication information: Article title: Obituary: The Right Rev Stanley Booth-Clibborn. Contributors: Alan Webster and Canon F. W. Dillistone - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: March 8, 1996. Page number: 14. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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