Friday, October 8, 2010


From Scotland-

The Very Rev Kevin Pearson has been elected the new Bishop of Argyll and The Isles for the Scottish Episcopal Church.

The See became vacant following the retirement last year of the Rt Rev Martin Shaw who had served the diocese as Bishop for five years.

Kevin Pearson is currently Rector of St Michael and All Saints Church in Edinburgh, a 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), a role which he was instrumental in creating in 1991 on behalf of the College of Bishops.

In accordance with the Church's canonical process the right of election of the new bishop of Argyll and The Isles passed to the Episcopal Synod (consisting of all of the Church's Diocesan Bishops). Chair of the Synod, the Most Rev David Chillingworth, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church said: “I warmly welcome the unanimous election by the Episcopal Synod of the Very Rev Kevin Pearson as Bishop-elect of the Diocese of Argyll and The Isles.

“Dean Pearson has been greatly loved as Rector of St Michael and All Saints in Edinburgh since 1995. He has been a distinguished Dean of the Diocese of Edinburgh. As Provincial Director of Ordinands he has been a major influence on the shape of the ministry of our whole church.

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