Bishops and their Dioceses

There are seven Scottish regions – each known as a Diocese – which form the structure of the Scottish Episcopal Church.

These Dioceses are : Aberdeen & Orkney; Argyll & The Isles; Brechin; Edinburgh; Glasgow & Galloway; Moray, Ross & Caithness; and St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane.

Each Diocese is run by a Diocesan Bishop who oversees the spiritual and practical concerns of all the clergy and lay people within their own diocese.

The seven bishops together comprise The College of Bishops.  Within the College a ‘primus inter pares’ is elected to act as ‘first among equals’ in his role as Senior Bishop.  The current Primus is the Most Rev David Chillingworth, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane.