Frederick Goldie

Frederick Goldie (1 September 1914 – 23 October 1980) was a Scottish Anglican bishop.

The Right Reverend

Frederick Goldie
Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway
ChurchScottish Episcopal Church
DioceseGlasgow and Galloway
In office1974–1980
PredecessorFrancis Moncreiff
SuccessorDerek Rawcliffe
by John How
Consecration22 November 1974
by Richard Wimbush
Personal details
Born(1914-09-01)1 September 1914
Glasgow, Scotland
Died23 October 1980(1980-10-23) (aged 66)
Glasgow, Scotland
ParentsJohn & Maria Goldie
Margaret Baker McCrae
(m. 1940)
Alma materHatfield College, Durham

Early life and educationEdit

Goldie was born in Glasgow, Scotland, on 1 September 1914, the son of John and Maria Goldie. He was educated at Hatfield College, Durham, from where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and a Licentiate of Theology in 1938 and a Master of Arts in 1946. He also studied at the Edinburgh Theological College between 1934 and 1938. He then studied at the New College, Edinburgh of the University of Edinburgh, from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity in 1939.[1]

Ordained ministryEdit

Goldie was ordained deacon in 1938 and priest in 1939 by the Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway.[2] He served as a curate at the Good Shepherd Church in Hillington between 1938 and 1946, after which he became rector of the same church, remaining there until 1949. Between 1944 and 1946, he also served as priest-in-charge of Ascension Church in Glasgow. In 1949, he was appointed rector of St Augustine's Church in Dumbarton. He was a lecturer at the Edinburgh Theological College from 1940 until 1963. In 1963, he became Dean of Glasgow and Galloway, and subsequently rector of St Margaret's Church, until 1974.[3]


In 1974, he was elected Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway and was consecrated on 22 November 1974 at St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow.

A noted ecclesiastical historian,[4] he died in post.[5]


  1. ^ “Who was Who” 1897-2007 London, A & C Black, 2007 ISBN 978-0-19-954087-7
  2. ^ Crockfords, 1940-41 Oxford, OUP, 1940
  3. ^ "Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000" Bertie, D.M: Edinburgh T & T Clark ISBN 0-567-08746-8
  4. ^ See his "A History of the Episcopal Church in Scotland" London, SPCK 1951 British Library website accessed 12:18 GMT 20 December 2010
  5. ^ "Right Rev Frederick Goldie", The Times, 28 October 1980, p. 14.
Anglican Communion titles
Preceded by Dean of Glasgow and Galloway
1963 – 1974
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway
1974 – 1980
Succeeded by