Lawrence Luscombe

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Lawrence Edward Luscombe
Primus
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
Orders
Ordination 1963
Personal details
Born 10 November 1924
Torquay
Previous post Bishop of Brechin
Bishop

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]

References[edit]

  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 http://www.martinfrost.ws/htmlfiles/mfwhoswho/individuals/L_mfwwi/luscombe_lawrence.html
  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. ^ http://www.somis.dundee.ac.uk/calendar/senate/honorary.htm
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