Kelvin Holdsworth

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The Very Reverend
Kelvin Holdsworth
Rector, K. Holdsworth.jpg
Holdsworth after his institution on 31 May 2006 outside St Mary's Cathedral. He is wearing the cope of the provost and the stole as a member of the cathedral chapter.
(Photographer - Stewart D. Macfarlane)
Born 1966
Education Manchester Metropolitan University;
St Andrews University;
Edinburgh University
Church Scottish Episcopal Church
Ordained Deacon - 4 July 1997
Priest - 9 June 1998
Congregations served
St Saviour's, Bridge of Allan
St. Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow

Kelvin Holdsworth is a priest of the Scottish Episcopal Church, in which he serves as Rector and Provost of the Cathedral Church of St Mary the Virgin, Glasgow.

Religious life[edit]

His appointment to St. Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow was announced simultaneously there and at St. Saviour's Church on Bridge of Allan on 5 February 2006. He was instituted at St. Mary's Cathedral on 31 May 2006, the Feast of the Visitation.

Holdsworth was ordained deacon at St Ninian's Cathedral, Perth on 4 July 1997.

Political life[edit]

Holdsworth stood for the Bridge of Allan ward of Stirling Council in May 2003.[2]

Holdsworth stood for the Westminster Parliament in the constituency of Stirling at the 2005 General Election as the Liberal Democrat candidate coming third behind the Labour and Conservative Party candidates.[3][4] He was listed at number 91 of the most influential LGBT people in the UK in 2012 [5]



  1. ^ 100 Things
  2. ^ "Church Times - Clerics at hustings". Retrieved 2008-07-23. 
  3. ^ "Stirling Council; UK Elections 2005 Constituency Results". [dead link]
  4. ^ "BBC News; Election 2005; Results; Stirling". Retrieved 2008-07-23. 
  5. ^ "The IoS Pink List 2012". London: The Independent. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 


Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by
Griff Dines
Rectors and Provosts of St. Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow
May 2006 – present