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The Very Rev Dr Gregor Duncan elected as Bishop

Posted Saturday 16 January 2010

The Very Rev Dr Gregor Duncan was today elected the new bishop of Glasgow & Galloway, following the retirement last year of the Rt Rev Dr Idris Jones, who had served the diocese as Bishop for 11 years.

Gregor Duncan is currently Rector of St Ninian’s Church, Pollokshields and Dean of the Diocese of Glasgow & Galloway.

Dean Gregor Duncan is 59 and his interests include collecting records and CDs, cooking and entertaining, reading modern novels, travel and history books.

The election of the new bishop was carried out by an Electoral Synod (comprising representatives of clergy and lay church members from the Diocese of Glasgow & Galloway and was chaired by the Most Rev David Chillingworth, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

The Primus commented, “I am delighted to welcome Dean Gregor Duncan as the next Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway.  He has faithfully served the Scottish Episcopal Church and the clergy and people of Glasgow and Galloway for many years.  He is widely respected and admired for his faithful pastoral care and the strength of his spirituality.  I am delighted that he has now been chosen by the Electoral Synod to serve as bishop of this Diocese.”

A service of consecration and installation of the new Bishop will take place in St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral in Glasgow. Details of this service will be available at a later date

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