The Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt RIP

    29 Sept. 2014

    We are sorry to announce the death of the former Bishop of Winchester, the Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt. The Right Reverend Tim Dakin has said:

    Dear Friends,

    You may already have heard the news that Bishop Michael Scott-Joynt died on Saturday afternoon. His family were with him and he had been anointed; two bishop colleagues had prayed with him.

    Michael led this Diocese with great integrity, both through his ministry and his strength of personality. I had the joy of working with him on a number of occasions before his retirement and then it was an honour to follow in his footsteps as Bishop of Winchester. Michael was a true servant for the Church of England at home and for the wider Anglican Communion abroad, particularly in Africa. He will long be remembered in our parishes and his presence sorely missed.

    Our prayers at this difficult time are with Lou and the family.


    The Right Reverend Tim Dakin, Bishop of Winchester


    The funeral service for the Right Reverend Michael Scott-Joynt RIP will be held in Winchester Cathedral on Friday, 10th October at 11.30 a.m. followed by a burial. There is an open invitation to attend the funeral and the College of Canons is requested to robe.

    Mrs. Lou Scott-Joynt and her family are grateful for support and prayers and have requested that letters and cards be sent ‘Personal’ to Mrs Lou Scott-Joynt, c/o Mr. Andrew Robinson, Chief Executive, Winchester Diocesan Office, Old Alresford Place, Alresford, Hampshire, SO24 9DH.

    For further information please contact the Diocesan Communications Team on 020 7618 9197 or email