Gregor Duncan (bishop)

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Gregor Duthie Duncan (born 11 October 1950) is a retired Anglican bishop of the Scottish Episcopal Church who served as the Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway from 2010 to 2018.

The Right Reverend

Gregor Duncan
Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway
Gregor Duncan - Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway - 13 May 2012.jpg
Duncan preaching in St Mary's Episcopal Cathedral, Glasgow, in 2012
ChurchScottish Episcopal Church
Elected16 January 2010
In office2010-2018
PredecessorIdris Jones
SuccessorKevin Pearson
by Douglas Feaver
Consecration23 April 2010
by David Chillingworth
Personal details
Born (1950-10-11) 11 October 1950 (age 71)
ParentsEdwin John Duncan, Janet Brown
Alma materUniversity of Glasgow
Clare College, Cambridge

Early lifeEdit

Duncan was born on 11 October 1950.[1] He was educated at Allan Glen's School, a boys' state selective school in Glasgow. He went on to study at the University of Glasgow and Clare College, Cambridge. He studied for the priesthood at Ripon College Cuddesdon.[2]

Ordained ministryEdit

He was ordained deacon in 1983 and priest in 1984 by the Bishop of Peterborough. He began his ordained ministry as an assistant curate at Oakham.[3] After this he was chaplain of Edinburgh Theological College followed by rector of St Columba's, Largs,[4] then St Ninian's, Pollokshields, in Glasgow. He was Dean of Glasgow and Galloway until his appointment to the episcopate in 2010.[5]

On 16 January 2010, he was elected Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway.[6] He was consecrated and installed at St Mary's Cathedral in Glasgow on 23 April 2010.[7]

Gregor Duncan suffered a stroke in January 2017.[8]

He announced his retirement in 2018, with a valedictory Choral Evensong taking place on 7 October 2018 at St Mary’s Cathedral.[9]


  1. ^ "GLASGOW AND GALLOWAY, Bishop of', Who's Who 2011, A & C Black, 2011; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2010; online edn, Oct 2010". Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  2. ^ "Debrett's - The Most Rev the Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway". Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  3. ^ Crockford's (100th edition)
  4. ^ Bertie (2000)
  5. ^ "New Bishop of Glasgow & Galloway to be consecrated in Cathedral ceremony". Scottish Episcopal Church. 23 April 2010. Retrieved 5 February 2011.
  6. ^ "The Very Rev Dr Gregor Duncan elected as Bishop". News. The Diocese of Glasgow & Galloway. Archived from the original on 24 December 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  7. ^ "Consecration of New Bishop". Featured Article. St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow. 11 April 2010. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  8. ^ Finley, Lorna (30 January 2017). "Bishop of Glasgow & Galloway - The Scottish Episcopal Church". Retrieved 27 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Choral Evensong for Bishop Gregor - St Mary's Cathedral, Glasgow". 2 October 2018. Archived from the original on 2 October 2018. Retrieved 26 October 2021.


  • Bertie, David M. (2000). Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000. Edinburgh: T & T Clark. ISBN 0-5670-8746-8. OCLC 468720326.
  • Church of England. Archbishops Council (2007). Crockford's clerical directory : a directory of the clergy of the Church of England, the Church in Wales, the Scottish Episcopal Church, the Church of Ireland. 2008/2009 (100 ed.). Church House Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0. OCLC 505322212.
Scottish Episcopal Church titles
Preceded by Dean of Glasgow and Galloway
Succeeded by
Preceded by Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway
Succeeded by