Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane
Ian Paton
Ecclesiastical provinceScotland
Established1837; renamed 1844
DioceseSt Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane
CathedralSt Ninian's, Perth

The Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane is the Ordinary of the Scottish Episcopal Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane. The see is located at St Ninian's Cathedral in Perth, Scotland.[1]

Following the Glorious Revolution, the Church of Scotland abolished the Episcopacy in 1689 and adopted a Presbyterian government. The Episcopalian remnant slowly formed the independent Scottish Episcopal Church. In the 19th century, the three dioceses were gradually merged to become the present Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane.[2] The see is currently vacant; an electoral synod convened to elect the next bishop on 2 June 2018, electing Ian Paton. The previous bishop of the united diocese was the Right Reverend David Chillingworth.

List of Office holders

Archbishops of St Andrews

Archbishops of St Andrews
From Until Incumbent Notes
1684 1704 Arthur Rose Translated from Glasgow; deprived of his temporalities in 1689; continued informally as the Episcopalian primate until his death on 13 June 1704
1704 1731 See vacant
In 1731, the Archbishopric was abolished and renamed Fife

Bishops of Fife

Bishops of Fife
From Until Incumbent Notes
1731 1733 James Rose Consecrated a college bishop in 1726; died 4 April 1733
1733 1743 Robert Keith Also Bishop of Caithness, Orkney and The Isles 1731–57; and Primus 1743–57.
1743 1761 Robert White Translated from Dunblane; also Primus 1757–61; died 16 August 1761.
1762 1765 Henry Edgar Formerly Coadjutor Bishop of Fife 1759–62; died 22 August 1765.
1765 1807 See vacant
1807 1830 See administered by Daniel Sandford, Bishop of Edinburgh.
1830 1837 See administered by James Walker, Bishop of Edinburgh.
In 1837, Fife became part of the united diocese of Fife, Dunkeld and Dunblane.

Bishops of Fife, Dunkeld and Dunblane

See also: Bishop of Dunkeld and Bishop of Dunblane

Bishops of Fife, Dunkeld and Dunblane
From Until Incumbent Notes
1837 1844 Patrick Torry Consecrated Bishop of Dunkeld and Dunblane in 1808; became Bishop of Fife, Dunkeld and Dunblane in 1837, and subsequently Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane in 1844.
In 1844, the See was renamed St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane

Bishops of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane

Bishops of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane
From Until Incumbent Notes
1844 1852 Patrick Torry Died in office on 3 October 1852
1853 1892 Charles Wordsworth Died in office on 5 December 1892
1893 1907 George Wilkinson translated from Truro; also Primus 1904-07; died 1 December 1907
1908 1930 Charles Edward Plumb Died in office on 26 November 1930
1931 1938 Edward Reid Translated from Glasgow and Galloway; died 27 July 1938
1939 1949 Lumsden Barkway Translated from Bedford; retired; died 12 December 1968
1950 1955 Brian Burrowes Retired in 1955; died 15 November 1963
1955 1969 John Howe Executive Officer of the Anglican Communion 1969-71; Secretary General, Anglican Consultative Council 1971-82, Research Fellow 1983-85; retired 1985; Assistant Bishop, Ripon 1985-91; died 26 April 2001.[4]
1969 1994 Michael Hare Duke Retired; died 15 December 2014
1994 2004 Michael Henley Retired; died 21 March 2014
2004 2017 David Chillingworth Formerly Rector of Seagoe Parish, Portadown, and Archdeacon of Dromore.,[5] also Primus from 2009.
2018 Ian Paton Elected 2018, date of consecration to be confirmed.[6]

See also


  1. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory, 100th edition, (2007), Church House Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7151-1030-0.
  2. ^ a b c d e Bertie, David M. (2000). Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000. Edinburgh: T & T Clark. ISBN 0-567-08746-8.
  3. ^ a b c d "Historical successions: St Andrews". Crockford's Clerical Directory. Retrieved 23 June 2012.
  4. ^ The Right Rev John Howe. The Independent, published: 7 May 2001.
  5. ^ Welcome from Bishop David. Retrieved on 13 December 2008.
  6. ^ "New Bishops elected". The Scottish Episcopal Church. Retrieved 7 June 2018.