David Hope

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David Hope (David Michael Hope, Baron Hope of Thornes, born 1940) is a retired Church of England Bishop. He was Archbishop of York from 1995 to 2005.

After Peter Tatchell alleged in 1995 that Hope was gay as part of a much criticised OutRage! "outing" campaign,[1][2] Hope said that his sexuality is "a grey area" and that he had "sought to lead a celibate life" and is "perfectly happy and content".

Hope was one of four English bishops who declined to sign the Cambridge Accord, an attempt in 1999 to find agreement on affirming certain human rights of homosexuals, notwithstanding differences within the church on the morality of homosexual behaviour.[3]


  1. http://www.rainbow.at/news/1056532440 Rainbow (german)
  2. http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/features/David-Hope39s-triumph-of-faith.886985.jp "David Hope's triumph of faith", "Yorkshire Post", 11 November 2004.
  3. http://www.archive.changingattitude.org/lambeth_conf_cambridge_accord.html "Cambridge Accord (with UK signatories and refusals to sign)"