Gordon Reid (priest)

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The Revd Canon Gordon Reid
Born (1942-01-28) 28 January 1942 (age 76)
Hawick, Scotland
Residence Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality Scottish)
Citizenship United Kingdom
Alma mater University of Edinburgh (MA)
Keble College, University of Oxford (BA)
Cuddesdon Theological College
Occupation Anglican priest
Employer Saint Clement's Church, Philadelphia (Rector)
Title Canon Emeritus of St Paul's Pro-Cathedral, Valletta, Malta

William Gordon Reid (born 28 January 1942) is an Anglican priest and former Dean of Gibraltar and Vicar General of the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe.


Reid was born in Hawick, Scotland and educated at Galashiels Academy in the Scottish Borders.[1] He attended the University of Edinburgh where he studied French and German literature, graduation with an MA in 1963.[2] He began his theological studies at the Scottish Episcopal Theological College in Edinburgh and went on to Keble College at the University of Oxford, receiving a BA in theology before completing his theological training at Cuddesdon Theological College, also in Oxford.[2]

Reid was ordained to the priesthood in 1968 and began his ministry with a curacy at St Salvador's Edinburgh,[3] after which he was a tutor at Salisbury Theological College. In 1972, he was named Rector of St Michael and All Saints, Edinburgh and served in that position until he was appointed Provost of Inverness Cathedral in 1984.[4]

In 1988 Reid became a priest of the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe, the diocese of the Church of England that encompasses all of continental Europe as well as Iceland, Morocco, Turkey and parts of the former Soviet Union. After serving as Chaplain of St Nicholas' Ankara, Turkey and Chaplain of St Peter's and St Sigfrid's Stockholm, Sweden, he was appointed Vicar General of the Diocese of Gibraltar in Europe in 1992 and Dean of Gibraltar in 1998.[2] Reid was named Archdeacon of Italy and Malta in 2000 and served in that capacity until 2004, when he was appointed Rector of Saint Clement's Church, Philadelphia in the United States in 2004.[5] He retired in 2014 as Rector and is now Rector Emeritus.


  1. ^ Who's Who 2008: London, A & C Black ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8
  2. ^ a b c "The Clergy & Staff of Saint Clement's Church". Saint Clement's Church, Philadelphia. Archived from the original on 25 October 2009. Retrieved 27 July 2009. 
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory2008/2009 Lambeth, Church House Publishing ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0
  4. ^ ”Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689–2000” Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8
  5. ^ Debrett's People of Today London,2008 Debrett's, ISBN 978-1-870520-95-9
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Arthur Wheatley
Provost of St Andrew's Cathedral, Inverness
Succeeded by
Alan Avery Allen Horsley
Preceded by
Brian William Horlock
Dean of Gibraltar
Succeeded by
John Kenneth Robinson
Preceded by
Bill Edebohls
Archdeacon of Italy and Malta
Succeeded by
Arthur Siddall