For the Wales international rugby union player see Idris Jones (rugby player)
St Mary's Cathedral in 2006
|Education||St David's University College, Lampeter
University of Edinburgh
|Congregations served||Stafford Parish Church (curate);
St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee (precentor);
St Hugh's, Gosforth (team vicar);
Ayr, Maybole and Girvan (team rector)
|Offices held||University of Dundee (Chaplain);
Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway;
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
Education and ministry
Jones graduated from St David's University College, Lampeter in 1964 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then studied for his Licentiate in Theology at the University of Edinburgh. He was ordained deacon in 1967 and priest in 1968. He served as curate of Stafford Parish Church until 1970. From 1970 to 1973 he was precentor of St Paul's Cathedral in Dundee. Following this, he became team vicar of St Hugh's in Gosforth for seven years. In 1980 he became rector of Montrose. He was awarded his doctorate by the New York Theological Seminary in 1984. In 1989 he became Anglican chaplain to the University of Dundee and Rector of Invergowrie. From 1992 to 1998 he was team rector of Ayr, Maybole and Girvan until his election as Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway. He retired on 31 July 2009.
Jones was elected as Primus by his fellow bishops 18 May 2006, succeeding the retiring Bruce Cameron. Following a tied election result, his name was chosen as sole candidate by the drawing of lots, when he was unanimously elected Primus. He relinquished his primacy at midnight on 12 June 2009.
- "The Most Revd Idris Jones". Anglican Communion Office. Archived from the original on 2007-05-06. Retrieved 2007-03-05.
- "New Primus for the Scottish Episcopal Church". Scottish Episcopal Church. 2006-05-18.
|Scottish Episcopal Church titles|
|Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway
1998 to 2009
Gregor Duthie Duncan
|Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
2006 to 2009