Peter D. Robinson
|Peter D. Robinson|
|Church||United Episcopal Church of North America|
|See||Presiding Bishop of the United Episcopal Church of North America|
|In office||September 6, 2010–present|
|Predecessor||Stephen C. Reber|
|Consecration||January 10, 2009|
|Born||May 22, 1969 (age 44)
Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England
Peter D. Robinson (born May 22, 1969) is the Presiding Bishop of the United Episcopal Church of North America and is rector of St. Paul's Anglican Church of Prescott, Arizona, which is part of the Continuing Anglican movement. He was born in Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, England.
Robinson is the son of David Robinson (1944–2008) and Mary E, Robinson (née Harrison, born 1946). He grew up in Barton Waterside, Barton-on-Humber, Lincolnshire, and was educated locally at Castledyke Primary School and Baysgarth Comprehensive School.
Robinson married Denise Krogh on November 13, 1999.
After a brief period as a lay worker in an open Evangelical parish in the Church of England, Robinson joined the Anglican Catholic Church following the Church of England's decision to ordain women to the priesthood. He attended Holyrood Seminary, Liberty, New York (1993–94) and was ordained deacon by Leslie Hamlett (Bishop of the Missionary Diocese of England and Wales, ACC) on July 3, 1994; and priest by John Whiting (Bishop of Silchester - Traditional Church of England) on December 10, 1995. Robinson served in the Free Church of England from 1996 to 1998, receiving condition ordination as a presbyter from the FCE Primus, the Right Rev Cyril Milner. Mr Robinson also served in the Church of Ireland (Traditional Rite) (1997–2000) and then in the Anglican Church in America (2000–2007) before joining the United Episcopal Church of North America in October 2007.
Robinson was minister of Providence Chapel, Barton on Humber, Lincolnshire (1995–99) in the Free Church of England whilst also licensed to the Church of Ireland (Traditional Rite) and assisting in their congregations at Stradbally, Co. Leix, Prehen, Co. Londonderry; and Newtownards, Co. Down as required; Interim Rector of St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Los Alamitos, California (2000–2001), and has been the rector of St. Paul's Anglican Church in Prescott, Arizona, since 2002. He also served as an examining chaplain in the ACA's Diocese of the West from 2001 to 2007; as President of the Diocesan Standing Committee (2003–2007); and as Area Dean of Arizona (2003–2007). Bishop Robinson is a member of the Protestant Reformation Society and is also a long-standing member of the Prayer Book Society and as contributed articles to their magazine Mandate on two early American bishops John Henry Hobart and Richard Channing Moore. He describes his churchmanship as being "High Church Evangelical."
Bishop Robinson was elected as a suffragan bishop in the United Episcopal Church in North America on 29 October 2008 at the 9th General Convention of the UECNA in Coshocton, Ohio. His consecration took place on January 10, 2009 at Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Louis, Missouri and he was consecrated by the UECNA Archbishop, the Most Reverend Stephen C. Reber; the Right Reverend Presley Hutchens of the Anglican Catholic Church and Bishop of the Diocese of New Orleans; and the Right Reverend William Wiygul of the Anglican Province of Christ the King and Bishop of the Diocese of the Southeastern States.
In November 2009, Robinson was translated to become Bishop of the Missionary District of the West, a post which had been in abeyance since the early 1990s. He continues to serve as Rector of St. Paul's Anglican Church, Prescott, Arizona. Robinson also acts as the liaison officer for the United Episcopal Church in its dealings with the Anglican Catholic Church and the Anglican Province of Christ the King. He assumed responsibility as Presiding Bishop of the UECNA upon the retirement of the Most Reverend Stephen C. Reber on September 6, 2010 being the senior diocesan bishop in the UECNA by date of consecration. On May 12, 2011, Bishop Robinson was confirmed in that office by a vote of the UECNA's 10th General Convention meeting in Heber Springs, AR. The Presiding Bishop of the UECNA is usually referred to as the Archbishop of the denomination, and this practice was incorporated into the jurisdiction's Canons at the 2011 General Convention.
Hobbies and interests
In his spare time Robinson enjoys reading detective novels and listening to classical music. He is the present Chieftain of the Scots of Prescott, a Scottish cultural organisation. He also plays the Scottish Small Pipes and is a member of the Southwest Skye Pipes and Drums, which is based in Williams, Arizona. His other interests include Scottish and Irish folk music as well as model railroading.
Stephen C. Reber
|Presiding Bishop of the United Episcopal Church of North America||Succeeded by
|Bishop of the Missionary Diocese of the West, UECNA||Succeeded by