Posted Wednesday 18 May 2011
The Venerable Dr Nigel Peyton was this evening elected as the new Bishop of Brechin.
Nigel Peyton is currently Archdeacon of Newark, Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham. On hearing the news of his election he said “I am honoured to have been elected and look forward to returning to serve in the diocese where my ministry began”
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 Brechin) and was chaired by the Most Rev David Chillingworth, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, who says “I congratulate Archdeacon Peyton on his election. The Scottish Episcopal Church will be delighted to welcome him to leadership in the Diocese of Brechin and to share in the life of the College of Bishops.”
Nigel Peyton is married to Anne, a retired school teacher. His interests include grand-parenting, writing, eclectic reading, music, gardening, supporting Nottingham Forest FC and enjoying real ale!
The Diocese of Brechin became vacant in October 2010 following the early retirement of the late Rt Rev Dr John Mantle, who had served the Diocese of Brechin since 2005. Dr Mantle died in November 2010.
A service of consecration and installation of the new bishop will take place in St Paul’s Cathedral, Dundee. Details of this service will be available at a later date.
The Venerable Dr Nigel Peyton, born 1951. Justice of the Peace 1987. Edinburgh University MA 1973; BD 1976. Union Theological Seminary, New York STM (Master of Theology) 1977. Lancaster University PhD 2009. Edinburgh Theological College 1973. Deaconed 1976. Priested 1977. Chaplain, St Paul’s Cathedral, Dundee 1976-82. Diocesan Youth Chaplain 1976-85. Chaplain, Invergowrie 1979-82; Priest-in-Charge, 1982-85. Chaplain, University Hospital, Dundee 1982-85. Vicar, Nottingham All Saints, Southwell 1985-91; Priest-in-Charge, Lambley 1991-99. Chaplain, Bluecoat School, Nottingham 1990-92. Diocesan Ministry Development Adviser, Southwell 1991-99. Archdeacon, Newark from 1999. Member of General Synod 1995 – 2010. Director Ecclesiastical Insurance Group from 2005. Hon. Teaching Fellow Lancaster University 2010.