Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway

Coordinates: 55°49′34″N 4°19′12″W / 55.826°N 4.320°W / 55.826; -4.320

The Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway is one of the seven dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church. It covers Dumfries and Galloway, Ayrshire, Lanarkshire (including Glasgow), Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire and west Stirlingshire (south of the River Forth). The diocesan centre is St. Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow.

Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway

Dioecesis Glasguensis et Candidae Casae o Gallovidianus

Sgìre-easbaig Ghlaschu is Ghall-Ghàidhealaibh
Crest-glasgow.png
Location
CountryScotland
TerritoryDumfries and Galloway, Ayrshire, Lanarkshire, Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, West Stirlingshire
Ecclesiastical provinceScotland
Statistics
Congregations60
Members6,263 (2018)
Information
DenominationScottish Episcopal Church
CathedralSt. Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow
Patron saintSaint Mungo
Current leadership
BishopKevin Pearson
Map
Map showing Glasgow Diocese as a coloured area around south-west Scotland
Map showing Glasgow Diocese within Scotland
Website
glasgow.anglican.org

HistoryEdit

The Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway is a union of two of the oldest dioceses in Scotland. The Diocese of Galloway (also known as Candida Casa or Whithorn) is thought to have been founded by Saint Ninian in the 5th century. The Diocese of Glasgow is thought to have been founded by Saint Mungo (or Kentigern) around 550. On 9 January 1492, the Diocese of Glasgow was raised in rank to be an archdiocese.

During the Scottish Reformation, the heritage and jurisdiction of the church passed into the hands of Church of Scotland. However, the small Scottish Episcopal Church continued the line of bishops of both diocese, even though, in the 16th century, many of them held the office in title alone. In 1697, the Diocese of Galloway was united with the Diocese of Edinburgh. In 1708, the episcopal line experienced a hiatus before continuing with Alexander Duncan, in 1731, as Bishop (rather than Archbishop) of Glasgow. However, when Duncan died two years after his appointment as bishop, the see fell vacant once more. In 1787, William Abernethy Drummond became Bishop of Edinburgh and Galloway and Bishop of Brechin in a temporary personal union of the dioceses. To this he added the then vacant see of Glasgow in union with Edinburgh and Galloway. Within a year, Drummond gave way to John Strachan as the newly appointed Bishop of Brechin, and, in 1805, resigned from the united see of Edinburgh and Galloway (to Daniel Sandford) to focus on ministry in Glasgow. Drummond continued as Bishop of Glasgow until his death in 1809, when the see was reunited with Edinburgh and Galloway.

In 1837, James Walker, bishop of the triple see and Primus, gave way to Michael Russell to be the first modern Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway. In 1878, the Roman Catholic Church formed a new Archdiocese of Glasgow and Diocese of Galloway in its modern structures. In 1888, the counties of Selkirkshire, Peeblesshire and Roxburghshire, which were historically part of the Diocese of Galloway, were transferred from the Episcopalian Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway back to Edinburgh.

Gregor Duncan was elected the fourteenth bishop of the diocese on 16 January 2010.[1] He was consecrated and enthroned as bishop on 23 April 2010,[2] and retired on 11 October 2018.[3]

Kevin Pearson was elected the fifteenth bishop of the diocese on 18 January 2020.[4] He was installed by deed on 1 July 2020.[5]

Companion DiocesesEdit

The Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway formerly had companion links with the Episcopal Diocese of Byumba (Rwanda), the Episcopal Diocese of Kentucky (ECUSA) and the Lutheran Diocese of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Area and populationEdit

The diocese covers the historic counties of Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, Lanarkshire, Ayrshire, Wigtownshire, Kirkcudbrightshire, Dumfriesshire and western Stirlingshire.

This total population of approximately 2,334,000 gives the diocese a ratio of one priest to every 60,000 inhabitants and one church to every 38,900 inhabitants.

List of churchesEdit

The diocese currently contains 35 stipendiary clergy and 60 active congregations.

Benefice Name Link Clergy Ref
Helensburgh (St Michael and All Angels)
  • St Michael & All Angels, Helensburgh (1814)
[1]
  • Rector: Dominic Ind
[6]
Dumbarton (St Augustine)
  • St Augustine, Dumbarton (1848)
[2]
  • Rector: Heller Gonzalez
[7]
Alexandria (St Mungo)
  • St Mungo, Alexandria (1873)
[3]
  • Rector: Vacant
[8]
Bearsden (All Saints)
  • All Saints, Bearsden (1897)
[4]
  • Rector: Kirstin Freeman
[9]
Milngavie (St Andrew)
  • St Andrew, Milngavie (c1880)
[5]
  • Rector: Andrea Hagenbuch
[10]
Glasgow (Cathedral of St Mary the Virgin) [6] [11][12]
Glasgow East End (St John) (St Kentigern) (St Serf)
  • St John, Glasgow Baillieston (1850)
  • St Kentigern, Glasgow Dennistoun (pre-1983)
  • St Serf, Glasgow Shettleston (1899)
[7]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Jim Benton-Evans
  • NSM: Lucy Ireland
[13]
  • Drumchapel Episcopal Church
  • Rector: Vacant
Glasgow (St Bride) [8]
  • Rector: Kevin Francis
[14]
Glasgow (All Saints)
  • All Saints, Jordanhill (c1861)
[9]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Sydney Maitland
[15]
Glasgow (St Oswald)
  • St Oswald, King's Park (1931)
[10]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
[16]
Glasgow (St Margaret) [11]
  • Rector: Gordon Fyfe
  • Assistant Priest: Charlotte Methuen
[17]
Glasgow (St Ninian)
  • St Ninian, Pollokshields (1870)
[12]
  • Rector: Paul Romano
[18]
Glasgow (St Matthew)
  • St Matthew, Possilpark
  • Priest-in-Charge: David Wostenholm
[19]
Bishopbriggs (St James-The-Less)
  • St James the Less, Bishopbriggs (1875)
[13]
  • Rector: Paul Watson
  • Curate: Harriet Johnston
[20]
Lenzie (St Cyprian) [14]
  • Rector: Les Ireland
[21]
Cumbernauld (Holy Name)
  • Holy Name, Cumbernauld
[15]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
[22]
Airdrie (St Paul)
  • SS Paul & John the Evangelist, Monklands (1843)
[16]
  • Rector: Vacant
[23]
Motherwell (Holy Trinity)
  • Holy Trinity, Motherwell (1884)
[17]
  • Rector: Richard Kilgour
[24]
Wishaw (St Andrew)
  • St Andrew, Wishaw (1893)
[18] [25]
Cambuslang (St Cuthbert)
  • St Cuthbert, Cambuslang (1899)
  • Priest-in-Charge: Paul Fletcher
[26]
East Kilbride (St Mark)
  • St Mark, East Kilbride (1953)
[19] [27]
Hamilton (St Mary the Virgin)
  • St Mary, Hamilton
[20]
  • Rector: Matthew Little
[28]
Uddingston (St Andrew)
  • St Andrew, Uddingston (1890)
[29]
Lanark (Christ Church)
  • Christ Church, Lanark (1850)
[21]
  • Rector: Drew Sheridan
  • Curate: Lee Johnston
[30]
Clarkston (St Aidan)
  • St Aidan, Clarkston (1923)
[22]
  • Rector: Nicholas Taylor
[31]
Renfrew (St Margaret)
  • St Margaret, Renfrew (1914)
[23]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Reuben Preston
[32]
Johnstone (St John)
  • St John, Johnstone (1874)
[33]
Paisley (Holy Trinity and St Barnabas)
  • Holy Trinity & St Barnabas, Paisley (1817)
[24]
  • Rector: Deborah Davison
[34]
Glasgow (Good Shepherd)
  • Good Shepherd, Hillington (1938)
[25] [35]
Bridge of Weir (St Mary)
  • St Mary, Bridge of Weir (1907)
[26]
  • Transitional Minister: Audrey Stewart
[36]
Kilmacolm (St Fillan)
  • St Fillan, Kilmacolm (1905)
[37]
Port Glasgow (St Mary the Virgin)
  • St Mary the Virgin, Port Glasgow (1855)
[38]
Greenock (St John the Evangelist)
  • Rector: Wilhelmina Nesbitt
[39]
Gourock (St Bartholomew)
  • St Bartholomew, Gourock (1867)
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
[40]
Largs (St Columba)
  • St Columba, Largs
[27]
  • Rector: Vacant
[41]
Ardrossan (St Andrew)
  • St Andrew, Ardrossan (1852)
[28]
  • Rector: Vacant
[42]
Dalry (St Peter)
  • St Peter, Dalry (1889)
[43]
Irvine (St Andrew) Local Ecumenical Partnership
  • St Andrew, Irvine (1960)
[44]
Kilmarnock (Holy Trinity)
  • Holy Trinity, Kilmarnock (1857)
[29]
  • Rector: Vacant
[45]
Troon (St Ninian)
  • St Ninian, Troon (1912)
[30]
  • Rector: Vacant
[46]
Prestwick (St Ninian)
  • St Ninian, Prestwick (1915)
[31]
  • Rector: Jane Ross
[47]
Ayr (Holy Trinity)
  • Holy Trinity, Ayr (1886)
[32]
  • Rector: Martyn Trembath
[48]
Maybole (St Oswald) [33]
  • Priest-in-Charge: James Geen
[49]
Challoch (All Saints) [34]
  • All Saints, Challoch (1871)
  • St Ninian's Fellowship, Whithorn
[35]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
[50]
Portpatrick (St Ninian)
  • St Ninian, Portpatrick (1916)
[51]
Stranraer (St John the Evangelist)
  • St John the Evangelist, Stranraer (1892)
[52]
Gatehouse of Fleet (St Mary)
  • St Mary, Gatehouse of Fleet (c1799)
[36]
  • Rector: Stephen Hazlett
[53]
Kirkcudbright (St Francis of Assisi)
  • Greyfriars, Kirkcudbright (1878)
[54]
New Galloway (St Margaret of Scotland)
  • St Margaret of Scotland, New Galloway (1904)
  • Priest-in-Charge: Vacant
[55]
Castle Douglas (St Ninian)
  • St Ninian, Castle Douglas (1855)
[37]
  • Rector: Chris Ketley
[56]
Dalbeattie (Christ Church)
  • Christ Church, Dalbeattie (1875)
[57]
Dumfries (St John the Evangelist)
  • St John the Evangelist, Dumfries (c1690)
[38]
  • Rector: Janice Aiton
  • NSM: James Clark Maxwell
[58]
Annan (St John the Evangelist)
  • St John the Evangelist, Annan (1843)
[39]
  • Priest-in-Charge: Martin Callaghan
[59]
Eastriggs (St John the Evangelist)
  • St John the Evangelist, Eastriggs (1917)
[60]
Gretna (All Saints)
  • All Saints, Gretna (1917)
[40] [61]
Lockerbie (All Saints) [41]
  • Rector: Paul Singh
[62]
Moffat (St John the Evangelist)
  • St John the Evangelist, Moffat (1879)
[42] [63]

Former congregationEdit

Benefice Church Link Note Refs
Glasgow (St Silas) Private Chapel
  • St Silas, Glasgow (1864)
[43] Left the SEC in 2019. [64][65]

Defunct churchesEdit

Name Founded Ended History/notes Ref
All Saints, Langholm c. 1995 [66]
Ascension, Mosspark 1987 [67]
Christ Church, Glasgow c. 1977 [68]
Holy Cross, Knightswood 1926 2013 [69]
Holy Trinity, Glasgow c. 1983 [70]
St Andrew's-by-the-Green 1750 1975 Oldest SEC building erected in Scotland since Reformation. Initially Qualified Chapel
St Andrew, Gartcosh 1897 1994 [71]
St Barnabas, Dennistoun 1983 [72]
St Barnabas, Paisley 2004 [73]
St Columba, Clydebank 1896 c. 2008 Building vacated 1996 [74]
St Gabriel, Govan c. 1993 [75]
St George, Maryhill c. 2005 [76]
St John, Girvan 1847 2014 Building 1859, demolished 2012 [77]
St John the Baptist, Barrowfield c. 1996 [78]
St Luke, Glasgow 1952 [72]
St Martin, Glasgow c. 1983 [79]
St Michael, Govan c. 1953 [80]
St Paul, Airdrie 1893 c. 1992 [81]
St Peter, Glasgow c. 1963 Rebuilt 1899 [82]
Sancta Sophia, Douglas c. 2005 [83]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Scottish Episcopal Church Website item, 23 April 2010
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  4. ^ "New Bishop elected for Glasgow and Galloway". United Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway (in British English). 18 January 2020. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
  5. ^ "The Right Reverend Kevin Pearson becomes 15th Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway". The Scottish Episcopal Church (in British English). 1 July 2020. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
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  7. ^ "The Benefice of Dumbarton (St Augustine)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  8. ^ "The Benefice of Alexandria (St Mungo)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  9. ^ "The Benefice of Bearsden (All Saints)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
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  22. ^ "The Benefice of Cumbernauld (Holy Name)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  23. ^ "The Benefice of Airdrie (St Paul)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  24. ^ "The Benefice of Motherwell (Holy Trinity)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  25. ^ "The Benefice of Wishaw (St Andrew)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  26. ^ "The Benefice of Cambuslang (St Cuthbert)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
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  28. ^ "The Benefice of Hamilton (St Mary the Virgin)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  29. ^ "The Benefice of Uddingston (St Andrew)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  30. ^ "The Benefice of Lanark (Christ Church)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  31. ^ "The Benefice of Clarkston (St Aidan)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  32. ^ "The Benefice of Renfrew (St Margaret)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  33. ^ "The Benefice of Johnstone (St John)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  34. ^ "The Benefice of Paisley (Holy Trinity and St Barnabas)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  35. ^ "The Benefice of Glasgow (Good Shepherd)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  36. ^ "The Benefice of Bridge of Weir (St Mary)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  37. ^ "The Benefice of Kilmacolm (St Fillan)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  38. ^ "The Benefice of Port Glasgow (St Mary the Virgin)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  39. ^ "The Benefice of Greenock (St John the Evangelist)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  40. ^ "The Benefice of Gourock (St Bartholomew)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  41. ^ "The Benefice of Largs (St Columba)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  42. ^ "The Benefice of Ardrossan (St Andrew)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  43. ^ "The Benefice of Dalry (St Peter)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  44. ^ "Irvine (St Andrew) Local Ecumenical Partnership". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  45. ^ "The Benefice of Kilmarnock (Holy Trinity)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  46. ^ "The Benefice of Troon (St Ninian)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  47. ^ "The Benefice of Prestwick (St Ninian)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  48. ^ "The Benefice of Ayr (Holy Trinity)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  49. ^ "The Benefice of Maybole (St Oswald)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  50. ^ "The Benefice of Challoch (All Saints)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  51. ^ "The Benefice of Portpatrick (St Ninian)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  52. ^ "The Benefice of Stranraer (St John the Evangelist)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  53. ^ "The Benefice of Gatehouse of Fleet (St Mary)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  54. ^ "The Benefice of Kirkcudbright (St Francis of Assisi)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  55. ^ "The Benefice of New Galloway (St Margaret of Scotland)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  56. ^ "The Benefice of Castle Douglas (St Ninian)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  57. ^ "The Benefice of Dalbeattie (Christ Church)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  58. ^ "The Benefice of Dumfries (St John the Evangelist)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  59. ^ "The Benefice of Annan (St John the Evangelist)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  60. ^ "The Benefice of Eastriggs (St John the Evangelist)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  61. ^ "The Benefice of Gretna (All Saints)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  62. ^ "The Benefice of Lockerbie (All Saints)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  63. ^ "The Benefice of Moffat (St John the Evangelist)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  64. ^ "The Benefice of Glasgow (St Silas) Private Chapel". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  65. ^ "St. Silas votes to leave Scottish Episcopal Church". VirtueOnline (press release). 14 June 2019.
  66. ^ "The Benefice of Langholm (All Saints)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  67. ^ "About Us «  The Church of the Good Shepherd, Hillington". www.glasgowgoodshepherd.org. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  68. ^ "The Benefice of Glasgow (Christ Church)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  69. ^ "Holy Cross Knightswood to close but Drumchapel Episcopalians have a new home". All Saints, Jordanhill. 15 November 2013. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  70. ^ "The Benefice of Glasgow Holy Trinity". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  71. ^ "St. Andrew's Church ( The 'English Church')- SITE - The Gartcosh Local History Group". sites.google.com. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
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  73. ^ "Holy Trinity & St Barnabas, Paisley". episcopalpaisley.org.uk. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  74. ^ "Historic Clydebank sandstone church falling into ruin". Clydebank Post. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  75. ^ "The Benefice of Glasgow (St Gabriel)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  76. ^ "The Benefice of Glasgow (St George)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  77. ^ "Final service at Girvan's St John's". www.carricktoday.co.uk. Retrieved 8 November 2017.
  78. ^ "The Benefice of Barrowfield (St John the Baptist)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 14 September 2018.
  79. ^ "The Benefice of Glasgow St Martin". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  80. ^ "The Benefice of Govan St Michael". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  81. ^ https://monklands.church.scot/wp-content/uploads/sites/46/2018/05/A-little-bit-of-history.pdf
  82. ^ "The Benefice of Glasgow St Pet". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  83. ^ "The Benefice of Douglas (Sancta Sophia)". www.crockford.org.uk. Retrieved 14 September 2018.