Lawrence Luscombe

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Lawrence Edward Luscombe
St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee.jpg
Church Scottish Episcopal Church
See Diocese of Brechin
In office 1985 — 1990
Predecessor Alastair Iain Macdonald Haggart
Successor George Henderson
Ordination 1963
Personal details
Born 10 November 1924
Previous post Bishop of Brechin

The Right Rev Lawrence Edward Luscombe , (born 10 November. 1924) is an eminent[1] Anglican priest and author.[2]

He was educated at Torquay Boys' Grammar School, King's College London and Kelham Theological College,[3] served in the Indian Army 1942-47 reaching the rank of Major,[4] became a Chartered Accountant in 1952 and worked as an accountant until 1963 when he was ordained.[5] His ecclesiastical career began as a Curate at St Margaret’s, Glasgow after which he was Rector of St Barnabas’, Paisley.[6] From 1971 to 1975 he was Provost of St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee before becoming the 50th Bishop of Brechin.[7] Ten years later he became Primus of Scotland, a post he held until his retirement in 1990.

After retiring, he became an academic and author,[2] earning the MPhil and PhD research degrees from the University of Dundee where he remains an honorary Research Fellow in Modern History,[4] having previously been awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD).[8]


  1. ^ London Gazette
  2. ^ a b Amongst others he wrote “Matthew Luscombe, Missionary Bishop”, 1992; “A Seminary of Learning”, 1994; “The Scottish Episcopal Church in the 20th Century”, 1996; “Episcopacy in an Angus Glen”, 2003; “Steps into Freedom”, 2004; and Hands Across the Sea, 2006 - British Library web site accessed 19:48 GMT Thursday 5th November, 2009
  3. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  4. ^ a b
  5. ^ Crockfords(London, Church House 1995) ISBN 0-7151-8088-6
  6. ^ ”Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000” Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8
  7. ^ Diocese of Brechin
  8. ^
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Chappell Sprott
Bishop of Brechin
1975 – 1990
Succeeded by
Robert Taylor Halliday
Preceded by
Alastair Iain Macdonald Haggart
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
1985 – 1990
Succeeded by
George Henderson