Diocese of Galloway
|Head||Bishop of Galloway|
|Archdeacon(s)||Archdeacon of Galloway|
|Known rural deans||Desnes, Farines, Rhinns|
|First attestation||December 9, 1128|
|Metropolitan before 1472||Archbishop of York|
|Metropolitan after 1492||Archbishop of Glasgow|
|Dedication||Martin of Tours|
|Native dedication||Ninian (Uinniau, Finnian)|
|Mensal churches||Girthon; Inch; Kirkinner; Rhinns.|
|Common churches||Borgue; Clayshant; Cruggleton; Gelston; Glasserton; Great Sorbie; Kilcolmkill; Kirkandrews; Kirkdale; Kirkinner; Kirkmaiden; Kirkmichael; Little Sorbie; Longcastle; Mochrum; Toskerton; Whithorn; Wigtown.|
|Prebendal churches||Kells; Penninghame.|
|Catholic successor||Resurrected: 1876|
|Episcopal successor||Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway|
In the Middle Ages there was only one archdeacon, the Archdeacon of Galloway. There are three known deaneries, the deaneries of Desnes (Kirkcudbright), Farines (Wigtown) and Rhinns. The deaneries of Farines and Rhinns were combined by the 16th century.
List of bishops
List of archdeacons
List of cathedral priors
List of known rural deans
Early known rural deans
- Mac Bethad or Máel Bethad, fl. 1165 x 1174
- James, 1185 x 1197
List of known deans of Desnes
- Matthew, 1200 x 1209-1209 x 1222
- Thomas, fl. 1250
- John Wallace, fl. 1331
- Herbert Dunn, fl. 1529.
List of known deans of Farines
List of known deans of Rhinns
- Gilbert, fl. 1200 x 1209
List of known deans of Farines and Rhinns
- John MacCraken, fl. 1538-1552
- Michael Hawthorn, fl. 1559
- Dean of Desnes.
- Dean of Kirkcudbright.
- Dean of Farines.
- Dean of Wigtown.
- Watt, D.E.R., Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae Medii Aevi ad annum 1638, 2nd Draft, (St Andrews, 1969), pp. 138–9