Argyll and the Isles Bishop has new post

Bishop Kevin Pearson.

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The Right Reverend Kevin Pearson has been elected as the new Episcopalian Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway. Bishop Kevin is currently the Bishop of Argyll and the Isles.

The See of Glasgow and Galloway became vacant in 2018 following the retirement of the Rt Rev Dr Gregor Duncan. Bishop Kevin will take up his new post at a service of installation later in the year, on a date to be announced in due course.

Bishop Kevin has served as Bishop of Argyll and the Isles since February 2011 and before that was Rector of St Michael and All Saints Church in Edinburgh, Canon of St Mary’s Cathedral, Edinburgh, Dean of the Diocese of Edinburgh and the Provincial Director of Ordinands (responsible for the discernment and selection process for candidates for ministry). He is also currently the convener of the Council of the Scottish Episcopal Institute (res­ponsible for the training of those entering authorised ministry) and serves on the provincial Standing Committee of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

Bishop Kevin was elected to Glasgow and Galloway by the Episcopal Synod, a body comprising the Diocesan Bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

Bishop Kevin said: ‘I am delighted, excited and humbled to be elected as the new Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway. I am looking forward enormously to entering this new phase of ministry and serving the people of Glasgow and Galloway.

‘My wife Elspeth and I already know many in the diocese.’