Douglas Cameron (bishop)

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The Right Reverend Douglas Maclean Cameron was an eminent Anglican Priest in the second half of the 20th century and the very start of the 21st.

Born on 23 March [1] and educated at Edinburgh Theological College and the University of the South,[2] he was ordained (after National Service in the RAF) in 1963.[3] He began his career with a curacy at Christ Church, Falkirk [4] after which he was a Missionary in Papua New Guinea eventually rising to be its Archdeacon. Returning to the UK he was Priest in charge of St Fillan’s, Edinburgh. Incumbencies at St Hilda’s Edinburgh, St Mary’s Dalkeith and St Leonard’s Lasswade followed, before his appointment as Dean of Edinburgh in 1991. He was Bishop of Argyll and The Isles from 1993 to 2003.[5]

His brother Bruce Cameron was Bishop of Aberdeen and Orkney from 1992 to 2006.


  1. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  2. ^ Burke’s peerage
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory1975-76 Lambeth, Church House, 1975 ISBN 0-19-200008-X
  4. ^ ”Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000” Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8
  5. ^ Oban Times Archived August 23, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Brian Albert Hardy
Dean of Edinburgh
1991 – 1992
Succeeded by
Timothy David Morris
Preceded by
George Kennedy Buchanan Henderson
Bishop of Argyll and The Isles
1993 – 2003
Succeeded by
Alexander Martin Shaw