Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness

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Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness
Bishopric
anglican
Incumbent:
Mark Strange
Province Scotland
Diocese Moray, Ross and Caithness
Cathedral St Andrew's, Inverness
Formation 1864

The Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness is the ordinary of the Scottish Episcopal Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness.

The bishop's seat (cathedra) is located at the Cathedral Church of St Andrew, Inverness, Scotland. The current bishop is the Right Reverend Mark Strange who was elected on 2 June 2007 and consecrated and installed on 13 October 2007.[1][2][3]

Past and present bishops[edit]

For precursor offices, see Bishop of Moray, Bishop of Ross and Bishop of Caithness
Bishops of Moray, Ross and Caithness
From Until Incumbent Notes
1864 1886 Robert Eden Consecrated as Bishop of Moray and Ross on 9 March 1851, became Bishop Moray, Ross and Caithness in 1864. Died in office on 26 August 1886.[4]
1886 1904 James Kelly Formerly Bishop of Newfoundland (1876–77). Appointed coadjutor bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness in 1885 and succeeded as diocesan bishop in 1886. Also served as Provost of St Andrew's Cathedral, Inverness (1885–91) and Primus (1901–04). Retired as Primus on 27 May 1904 and bishop on 28 August 1904. Died on 15 May 1907.[5]
1904 1943 Arthur Maclean Consecrated on 21 December 1904. Also served as Primus (1935–1943). Died in office on 24 February 1943.
1943 1952 Piers Holt Wilson Previously Dean of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane (1940–1943). Consecrated on 29 June 1943. Retired in 1952 and died on 3 February 1956.
1953 1970 Duncan MacInnes Previously Dean of Argyll and The Isles (1946–1953). Consecrated on 13 January 1953. Died in office on 9 August 1970.
1970 1993 George Sessford Formerly Rector of Forres. Elected and consecrated in 1970. Resigned in 1993 and died on 21 July 1996.
1994 1998 Gregor MacGregor Consecrated on 3 September 1994. Retired in 1998 and died on 29 June 2003.
1999 2007 John Crook Consecrated on 25 September 1999. Retired in 2007.
2007 present Mark Strange Formerly Rector of Elgin (1998–2007). Elected in June 2007 and consecrated on 13 October 2007.
Source(s):[6][7][8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "New Bishop". Diocesan website, news section. 2007-06-02. Retrieved 2007-06-19. 
  2. ^ "New Bishop Elected for Moray, Ross & Caithness". Website of the Scottish Episcopal Church, news section. 2007-06-02. Retrieved 2007-12-07. 
  3. ^ "Ordination of New Bishop". Diocesan website, news section. 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2007-12-07. 
  4. ^ Bertie 2000, Scottish Episcopal Clergy, p. 246.
  5. ^ Bertie 2000, Scottish Episcopal Clergy, p. 321.
  6. ^ "Historical successions: Moray". Crockford's Clerical Directory. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  7. ^ Bertie 2000, Scottish Episcopal Clergy, pp. 224, 332, 347, 348, 354–355, 452, 492, 613.
  8. ^ Dowden 1912, The Bishops of Scotland, pp. 426–429.

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