Gregor Duncan (bishop)

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Gregor Duncan
Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway
Gregor Duncan - Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway - 13 May 2012.jpg
Duncan preaching in St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow in 2012
ChurchScottish Episcopal Church
Elected16 January 2010
Personal details
Born (1950-10-11) 11 October 1950 (age 68)
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow
Clare College, Cambridge

Gregor Duthie Duncan is an Anglican bishop, who served as Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway between 2010, and 2018.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 11 October 1950.[1] He was educated at Allan Glen's School, a boys' state selective school in Glasgow. He went on to study at the University of Glasgow and Clare College, Cambridge. He studied for the priesthood at Ripon College Cuddesdon.[2]

Religious life[edit]

He was ordained in 1984 and began his career as an Assistant Curate at Oakham.[3] After this he was Chaplain of Edinburgh Theological College followed by a spells as Rector of St Columba’s, Largs,[4] and then St Ninian's, Pollokshields in Glasgow. He was Dean of Glasgow and Galloway until his appointment to the episcopate in 2010.[5]

On 16 January 2010, he was elected Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway.[6] He was consecrated and installed at St Mary's Cathedral in Glasgow on 23 April 2010.[7]

Gregor Duncan suffered a stroke in January 2017.[8]

He announced his retirement in 2018, with a Valedictory Choral Evensong taking place on 7 October 2018 at St Mary’s Cathedral.[9]


  1. ^ "GLASGOW AND GALLOWAY, Bishop of', Who's Who 2011, A & C Black, 2011; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2010; online edn, Oct 2010". Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Debrett's - The Most Rev the Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway". Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  3. ^ Crockford's (100th edition)
  4. ^ Bertie (2000)
  5. ^ "New Bishop of Glasgow & Galloway to be consecrated in Cathedral ceremony". Scottish Episcopal Church. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  6. ^ "The Very Rev Dr Gregor Duncan elected as Bishop". News. The Diocese of Glasgow & Galloway. Archived from the original on 24 December 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Consecration of New Bishop". Featured Article. St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
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  • Bertie, David M. (2000). Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000. Edinburgh: T & T Clark. ISBN 0-5670-8746-8. OCLC 468720326.
  • Church of England. Archbishops Council (2007). Crockford's clerical directory : a directory of the clergy of the Church of England, the Church in Wales, the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Church of Ireland. 2008/2009 (100 ed.). Church House Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0. OCLC 505322212.
Scottish Episcopal Church titles
Preceded by
Douglas Reid
Dean of Glasgow and Galloway
Succeeded by
Ian Barcroft
Preceded by
Idris Jones
Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway