Bishop of Argyll and The Isles (Episcopal)

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Bishop of Argyll and The Isles
Bishopric
Anglican
Incumbent:
The Rt Revd Kevin Pearson

Province: Scottish Episcopal Church
Diocese: Diocese of Argyll and The Isles
Cathedral: Cathedral Church of St John the Divine, Oban and Cathedral of The Isles and Collegiate Church of the Holy Spirit, Millport
First Bishop: Alexander Ewing
Formation: 1847
This article is about the Episcopal office. For the Roman Catholic office, see Bishop of Argyll and the Isles (Catholic).

The Bishop of Argyll and The Isles is the Ordinary of the Scottish Episcopal Diocese of Argyll and the Isles.[1]

The Episcopal see was created by the union of the ancient bishoprics of Argyll and The Isles in 1847. The bishop has two seats: the Cathedral Church of St John the Divine in Oban and the Cathedral of The Isles and Collegiate Church of the Holy Spirit in Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, which is the smallest cathedral in the British Isles. There are two island retreat centres. Bishop's House is on Iona, while the College of The Holy Spirit is also in Millport.

The Right Reverend Martin Shaw was consecrated Bishop of Argyll and The Isles on 8 June 2004 at St John's Cathedral in Oban.[2] He retired in 2009. His successor, Kevin Pearson, was elected at an Episcopal Synod held at the Cathedral of the Isles on 6 October 2010.[3]

List of the Scottish Episcopal Bishops of Argyll and The Isles[edit]

Bishops of Argyll and The Isles
From Until Incumbent Notes
1847 1873 Alexander Ewing
1874 1883 George Mackarness
1883 1906 Alexander Chinnery-Haldane Previously Dean of the diocese since 1881.
1907 1942 Kenneth Mackenzie Previously Provost of St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee since 1905.
1942 1962 Thomas Hannay Also Primus from 1952.
1963 1977 Richard Wimbush Also Primus from 1974.
1977 1992 George Henderson Previously Dean of the diocese since 1973; also Primus from 1990.
1993 2004 Douglas Cameron Previously Dean of Edinburgh since 1991.
2004 2009 Martin Shaw
2010 present Kevin Pearson Previously Dean of Edinburgh; elected 6 October 2010;[3] consecrated and installed at Oban on 4 February and in The Isles on 16 April 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bertie, David M. (2000). Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000. Edinburgh: T & T Clark. ISBN 0-567-08746-8. 
  2. ^ "Diocese of Argyll & The Isles" Anglican Church. Retrieved 24 November 2007.
  3. ^ a b "New Bishop elected for Argyll and The Isles". Retrieved 2010-10-09.