George Henderson (bishop)

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The Rt Revd George Kennedy Buchanan Henderson MBE (5 December 1921 – 26 September 1996)[1][2] was a Scottish Anglican bishop in the 20th century. He was Bishop of Argyll and The Isles and elected Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

Henderson was educated at the University of Edinburgh and ordained in 1945.[3] He began his ordained ministry with a curacy at Christ Church, Glasgow, after which he was the priest in charge of St Bride’s Nether Lochaber and then the rector of St Andrew’s Fort William.[4] In 1973, he became Dean of the Diocese of Argyll and The Isles and was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in 1974.[5] In 1977 he became Bishop of Argyll and The Isles (diocesan bishop of the same diocese). He was elected Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church in 1990 and retired in 1992.

References[edit]

  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ Obituary: George Kennedy Buchanan
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1947-48 Oxford, OUP,1947
  4. ^ ”Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000” Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8
  5. ^ MacLeay, Ian (9 October 1996). "Obituaries: The Right Rev George Henderson". The Independent (London). Retrieved 2009-11-10. 
Scottish Episcopal Church titles
Preceded by
George James Cosmo Douglas
Dean of Argyll and The Isles
1973–1977
Succeeded by
Charles MacAlester Copland
Preceded by
Richard Wimbush
Bishop of Argyll and The Isles
1977–1992
Succeeded by
Douglas Cameron
Preceded by
Lawrence Luscombe
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
1990–1992
Succeeded by
Richard Holloway