Diocese of Brechin (Episcopal)(Redirected from Diocese of Brechin (Episcopalian))
The Diocese of Brechin is in the east of Scotland, and is the smallest of the seven dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church. It covers the historic counties of Angus and Kincardineshire. It stretches from Muchalls in the north east down to Dundee in the south, and across to Glencarse in the south west. The cathedral and administrative centre is St Paul’s Cathedral in Dundee. The diocese continues to be named after its mediaeval centre of Brechin.
|Diocese of Brechin|
|Cathedral||St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee|
|Bishop||Bishop of Brechin|
Map showing Brechin Diocese within Scotland
The diocese is thought to have been founded in 1153 by Bishop Samson. The diocese had a continuous line of bishops leading through the Reformation, when Donald Campbell (1557) and John Sinclair (1565) were elected Bishops of Brechin, but not consecrated; the line was continued later through Andrew Lamb. In 1566, Alexander Campbell was appointed as titular bishop. The line continued in proper form among Episcopalians with Andrew Lamb in 1610. From 1695 until 1709, the diocese was united with the Diocese of Edinburgh, with the latter's bishop, Alexander Rose, being also Bishop of Brechin. The line of independent bishops of Brechin restarted with John Falconar in 1709, and has continued to the present day. Following the resignation and death of the Right Reverend Dr John Mantle, in 2010, Dr Nigel Peyton was appointed Bishop of Brechin in May 2011. Dr Peyton was chosen ahead of four other candidates including Dr Alison Peden.
The manuscript records of the Diocese of Brechin are held by University of Dundee Archive Services. The archive collections include the administrative records of the diocese, records of individual churches, and the correspondence of Alexander Penrose Forbes and George Frederick Boyle.
List of churchesEdit
The diocese has 13 stipendiary clergy and 25 active churches.
|St Mary the Virgin, Arbroath||||
|St Peter, Auchmithie||1885|
|St Andrew, Brechin||||
|Holy Rood, Carnoustie||||
|St John the Baptist, Drumlithie||
|St Palladius, Drumtochty||1885||Originally private chapel to Drumtochty Castle. Services monthly|
|St Andrew, Fasque||1846-1847||Originally private chapel to Fasque House. Services monthly|
|St Laurence, Laurencekirk||1871|
|St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee||||
||pre-1847||Previous Episcopal meetings in a chapel. Building 1853-1855, raised to cathedral status 1905|
|St Mary Magdalene, Dundee||||
||1854||New building (ex-Catholic Apostolic) 1952|
|St Salvador, Dundee||||
||1859||Began as a mission from St Mary Magdalene's|
|St Margaret, Dundee||
||1861||Began as a mission from St Mary Magdalene's. Building 1888|
|St Ninian, Dundee||||
|St Mary, Broughty Ferry||||
|St John the Baptist, Dundee||||1886||United with St Martin's 2010. Not used for worship at present - home to Diocesan Centre|
|St Martin, Dundee||1904||Daughter church of St Salvador's, independent 1930. Rebuilt 1972|
|St Luke, Dundee||||
||1901||Run in partnership with Church Army|
|All Saints, Glencarse||||
|St David of Scotland, Inverbervie||||
||??||United with Montrose. Shares building with Catholics|
|SS Mary & Peter, Montrose||1724||United with Inverbervie. Burned down 1857 and rebuilt 1858|
|All Souls, Invergowrie||||
|Holy Trinity, Monifieth||||
|St Ternan, Muchalls||||
||c. 1689||New building 1748, rebuilt 1770, 1795, current building 1828-1831 (oldest building on this list)|
|St Philip, Catterline||||
||1843||Building 1848. Services monthly. United with Stonehaven|
|St James, Stonehaven||1715||Chapel 1737, rebuilt 1760s, current building 1875-1877. United with Catterline|
|St Drostan, Tarfside||||
||c. 1689||Current building 1879. Services monthly during summer only|
- Bowman, Maura (19 May 2011). "Dr Nigel Peyton appointed Bishop of Brechin". The Courier. Archived from the original on 21 May 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2011.
- "University of Dundee Archive Services Online Catalogue". University of Dundee. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
- "Archive Services Online Catalogue Collection Summaries". University of Dundee. Archived from the original on 18 February 2015. Retrieved 18 February 2015.
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