“It is with deep sorrow that I advise the Right Reverend John Austin Baker died at 6 a.m. this morning, Wednesday 4 June.
“Bishop John was Bishop of Salisbury from 1982 until 1993 when he retired to Winchester. He was an Assistant Bishop of our Diocese until his death.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his widow, Jill, and their family.”
The Rt Rev Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester
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