Bishop Harold has joined other Christian leaders in paying tribute to the renowned evangelist, theologian and apologist Dr Michael Green, who died last week at the age of 88.
He said: “Michael Green was principal of St John’s Nottingham, while I was training for the ministry there. He was remarkable in his passion for evangelism, his sharp and biblical mind and his boundless energy for the Gospel. A one–off in every way, whose passing leaves a great sense of loss, but also a great assurance of the resurrection for all who are in Christ”.
Ordained a Deacon in 1957, Dr Michael Green served his curacy in Holy Trinity, Eastbourne before becoming lecturer at the London College of Divinity in 1960. In 1969 he became principal at St John’s College, Nottingham, an evangelical Anglican theological college; a post he held alongside that of Canon Theologian at Coventry Cathedral. He also served as a member of the C of E’s Doctrine Commission, between 1968 and 1977.
In 1975 he became Rector of St Aldate’s in Oxford; before moving to Canada to serve as Professor of Evangelism at Regent College, Vancouver in 1987. In 1992 he returned to the UK to serve as the Archbishops’ Advisor on Evangelism during the Decade of Evangelism. He retired in 1996 and became Honorary Fellow at Wycliffe Hall. From 2005 to 2007 he served as Co–Rector of Holy Trinity, Raleigh, a church in North Carolina that was formed by people who left the US–based Episcopal Church following the consecration of Bishop Gene Robinson.