Bishop of Argyll and The Isles (Episcopal)
|Bishop of Argyll and The Isles|
The Rt Revd Kevin Pearson
|Province||Scottish Episcopal Church|
|Diocese||Diocese of Argyll and The Isles|
|Cathedral||Cathedral Church of St John the Divine, Oban and Cathedral of The Isles and Collegiate Church of the Holy Spirit, Millport|
|First incumbent||Alexander Ewing|
The Episcopal see was created by the union of the ancient bishoprics of Argyll and The Isles in 1847. The bishop has two seats: the Cathedral Church of St John the Divine in Oban and the Cathedral of The Isles and Collegiate Church of the Holy Spirit in Millport, Isle of Cumbrae, which is the smallest cathedral in the British Isles. There are two island retreat centres. Bishop's House is on Iona, while the College of The Holy Spirit is also in Millport.
The Right Reverend Martin Shaw was consecrated Bishop of Argyll and The Isles on 8 June 2004 at St John's Cathedral in Oban. He retired in 2009. His successor, Kevin Pearson, was elected at an Episcopal Synod held at the Cathedral of the Isles on 6 October 2010.
List of the Scottish Episcopal Bishops of Argyll and The Isles
|Bishops of Argyll and The Isles|
|1883||1906||Alexander Chinnery-Haldane||Previously Dean of the diocese since 1881.|
|1907||1942||Kenneth Mackenzie||Previously Provost of St Paul's Cathedral, Dundee since 1905.|
|1942||1962||Thomas Hannay||Also Primus from 1952.|
|1963||1977||Richard Wimbush||Also Primus from 1974.|
|1977||1992||George Henderson||Previously Dean of the diocese since 1973; also Primus from 1990.|
|1993||2004||Douglas Cameron||Previously Dean of Edinburgh since 1991.|
|2010||present||Kevin Pearson||Previously Dean of Edinburgh; elected 6 October 2010; consecrated and installed at Oban on 4 February and in The Isles on 16 April 2011.|
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