Diocese of Galloway
|Head||Bishop of Galloway|
|Archdeacon(s)||Archdeacon of Galloway|
|Known rural deans||Desnes, Farines, Rhinns|
|First attestation||December 9, 1128|
|Metropolitan before 1472||Archbishop of York|
|Metropolitan after 1492||Archbishop of Glasgow|
|Dedication||Martin of Tours|
|Native dedication||Ninian (Uinniau, Finnian)|
|Mensal churches||Girthon; Inch; Kirkinner; Rhinns.|
|Common churches||Borgue; Clayshant; Cruggleton; Gelston; Glasserton; Great Sorbie; Kilcolmkill; Kirkandrews; Kirkdale; Kirkinner; Kirkmaiden; Kirkmichael; Little Sorbie; Longcastle; Mochrum; Toskerton; Whithorn; Wigtown.|
|Prebendal churches||Kells; Penninghame.|
|Catholic successor||Resurrected: 1876|
|Episcopal successor||Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway|
In the Middle Ages there was only one archdeacon, the Archdeacon of Galloway. There are three known deaneries, the deaneries of Desnes (Kirkcudbright), Farines (Wigtown) and Rhinns. The deaneries of Farines and Rhinns were combined by the 16th century.
List of bishopsEdit
List of archdeaconsEdit
List of cathedral priorsEdit
List of known rural deansEdit
Early known rural deansEdit
- Mac Bethad or Máel Bethad, fl. 1165 x 1174
- James, 1185 x 1197
List of known deans of DesnesEdit
- Matthew, 1200 x 1209-1209 x 1222
- Thomas, fl. 1250
- John Wallace, fl. 1331
- Herbert Dunn, fl. 1529.
List of known deans of FarinesEdit
List of known deans of RhinnsEdit
- Gilbert, fl. 1200 x 1209
List of known deans of Farines and RhinnsEdit
- John MacCraken, fl. 1538-1552
- Michael Hawthorn, fl. 1559
- Dean of Desnes.
- Dean of Kirkcudbright.
- Dean of Farines.
- Dean of Wigtown.
- Watt, D.E.R., Fasti Ecclesiae Scoticanae Medii Aevi ad annum 1638, 2nd Draft, (St Andrews, 1969), pp. 138–9