Mark Jeremy Strange (born 2 November 1961) is a British Anglican bishop. He is the current Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness in the Scottish Episcopal Church.[1] He is the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, having been elected at an Episcopal Synod in Edinburgh on 27 June 2017.

Mark Strange
Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness
Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
ChurchScottish Episcopal Church
DioceseMoray, Ross and Caithness
Installed13 October 2007
PredecessorJohn Crook
Consecration13 October 2007
by Idris Jones
Personal details
Born (1961-11-02) 2 November 1961 (age 62)
ResidenceSt John's Arpafeelie
Alma materUniversity of Aberdeen

Early life and education edit

He was educated at the University of Aberdeen; he was awarded a Licentiate of Theology in 1982.[2][3] After working in one of the Licensed trades from 1982 to 1984, he continued his education at Lincoln Theological College, C.M.M. 1987.[2]

Ordained ministry edit

He was ordained in the Anglican ministry a deacon in 1989 and priest in 1990.[2][4] His first pastoral appointment was as a curate at St Barnabas with Christ Church, Worcester[5] (1989–92), then the Vicar of St Wulstan's, Warndon, Worcester (1992–98).[2][6] He moved to Scotland, where, from 1998 to 2007, he was the Rector of Holy Trinity, Elgin and Priest in charge of the churches of St Margaret's, Lossiemouth, St Michael's, Dufftown and St Margaret's, Aberlour.[2][6]

Episcopal ministry edit

He was elected Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness in June 2007,[6] and consecrated and installed in a special service at St Andrew's Cathedral, Inverness on 13 October 2007.[7] On 27 June 2017, he was elected Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church.[8]

References edit

  1. ^ "Bishop Mark's Blog". The Scottish Episcopal Church. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e Bertie, David M. (2000). Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689–2000. Edinburgh: T & T Clark. p. 452. ISBN 0567087468.
  3. ^ Who's Who, 2008. London: A & C Black. 2008. ISBN 978-0-7136-8555-8.
  4. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory. London: Church House Publishing. 1995. ISBN 0-7151-8088-6.
  5. ^ "St Barnabas with Christ Church". Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  6. ^ a b c "Consecration of new Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness". The Scottish Episcopal Church. 11 October 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  7. ^ "New Bishop of Moray, Ross & Caithness Consecrated". The Scottish Episcopal Church. 14 October 2007. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Scottish Episcopal Church elects Rt Rev Mark Strange as new Primus". BBC News. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017.

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Scottish Episcopal Church titles
Preceded by Bishop of Moray, Ross and Caithness
2007 to Present
Preceded by Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church
2017 to Present