Alastair Haggart

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The Most Reverend

Alastair Haggart
Bishop of Edinburgh
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
ChurchScottish Episcopal Church
DioceseEdinburgh
Elected1975
In office1975-1985
PredecessorKenneth Carey
SuccessorRichard Holloway
Other postsPrimus of the Scottish Episcopal Church (1977-1985)
Orders
Ordination1942
Consecration1975
Personal details
Born(1915-10-10)October 10, 1915
DiedJanuary 11, 1998(1998-01-11) (aged 82)
Edinburgh, Scotland
DenominationAnglican
SpouseMargaret Trundle (1945-1979)
Mary Scholes (1983-1998)
Children2
Alma materDurham University

Alastair Iain Macdonald Haggart (10 October 1915 - 11 January 1998) was an eminent Anglican priest.[1]

Biography[edit]

Haggart was born on 10 October 1915 and brought up in Fort William. At age 23 he made the decision to train for ministry and studied at Edinburgh Theological College.[2] From there he won an open exhibition to Hatfield College, Durham and graduated with a BA in 1941, and proceeded to an MA four years later.[3] He married Peggy Trundle, a typist, and had two daughters.[4]

Career[edit]

Haggart was ordained in 1941. He began his career with curacies at St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow and St Mary’s Hendon.[5] He was Precentor at St Ninian's Cathedral, Perth from 1948 to 1951. After this he was Rector of St Oswald’s, King's Park, Glasgow [6] and then Acting Priest-in-Charge of St Martin’s, Glasgow. In 1959 he became Provost of St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee, a post he held until 1969 when he became Principal and Pantonian Professor of his old theological college.

He became Bishop of Edinburgh in 1975;[7] and Primus of the Episcopal Church in Scotland in 1977. He retired from both posts in 1985 and died on 11 January 1998.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Independent Biography
  2. ^ "Haggart, Alastair Iain Macdonald (1915–1998), Scottish Episcopal bishop of Edinburgh". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Haggart, Alastair Iain Macdonald (1915–1998), Scottish Episcopal bishop of Edinburgh". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Haggart, Alastair Iain Macdonald (1915–1998), Scottish Episcopal bishop of Edinburgh". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 20 September 2018.
  5. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1947-48 Oxford, OUP, 1948
  6. ^ ”Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000” Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8
  7. ^ Diocesan web-site
Religious titles
Preceded by
John Sprott
Provost of St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee
1959–1969
Succeeded by
Ted Luscombe
Preceded by
Kenneth Carey
Bishop of Edinburgh
1975–1985
Succeeded by
Richard Holloway
Preceded by
Richard Wimbush
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
1977 –1985
Succeeded by
Ted Luscombe