Nigel Peyton

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The Right Reverend
Nigel Peyton
Bishop Emeritus of Brechin
Church Scottish Episcopal Church
Diocese Brechin
Elected 18 May 2011
In office 2011-2017
Predecessor John Mantle
Successor Andrew Swift
Ordination 1977
Consecration 8 October 2011
by David Chillingworth
Personal details
Born 1951
London, England
Nationality English
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Anne Peyton

Nigel Peyton (born 1951) is a retired British Anglican bishop. From 2011 until 2017, he served as the Bishop of Brechin in the Scottish Episcopal Church.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in London in 1951, he was educated at the University of Edinburgh, graduating with a Master of Arts degree in 1973 and a Bachelor of Divinity degree in 1976.[1][2]

Ordained ministry[edit]

He was ordained in the Anglican ministry as a deacon in 1976 and a priest in 1977.[2][1] Between 1999 and 2011, he served as the Archdeacon of Newark in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham.[2][1]

Episcopal ministry[edit]

He was elected the Bishop of the Diocese of Brechin on 18 May 2011.[2][1] He was consecrated and installed in a special service at St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee on 8 October 2011.[3] In March 2017 it was announced that Dr Peyton would retire as 50th Bishop of Brechin at the end of July, and the process to elect his successor began in September 2017.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b c d "New bishop elected for Brechin". Retrieved 30 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d Diocese of Brechin: The Bishop. Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  3. ^ New Bishop of Brechin installed in special cathedral ceremony. Retrieved on 15 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Bishop of Brechin announces his retirement". The Scottish Episcopal Church. 14 March 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "The Electoral Process Begins". The Diocese of Brechin. 6 September 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
Church of England titles
Preceded by
David Christopher Hawtin
Archdeacon of Newark
1999 – 2011
Succeeded by
Peter Hill
Scottish Episcopal Church titles
Preceded by
John Mantle
Bishop of Brechin
2011 – 2017
Succeeded by
Andrew Swift