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Encyclopedia > Diocese of Saint Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane
St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane 
Arms of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane
Province Scotland
Diocesan bishop Bishop of Saint Andrew's, Dunkeld and Dunblane
Cathedral St Ninian's Cathedral, Perth
Subdivisions
Parishes
Membership — 
Diocesan website
For the Catholic dioceses see the Archdiocese of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh and the Diocese of Dunkeld.

The Diocese of Saint Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane is one of the seven dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church. It is centred on St Ninian's Cathedral in Perth, and covers Fife, Perth and Kinross, Clackmannanshire, and eastern and central Stirling (western Stirling is in the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway). The current Bishop of St. Andrews (Episcopalian) is the Right Reverend David Chillingworth, who ministered in the Church of Ireland before his consecration as bishop. An ecclesiastical province is a unit of religious government existing in certain Christian churches. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... A bishop in charge of a diocese. ... The Bishop of St Andrews is the Ordinary of the Scottish Episcopal Diocese of Saint Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane. ... A cathedral is a Christian church building, specifically of a denomination with an episcopal hierarchy, such as the Anglican, Catholic and some Lutheran churches, which serves as the central church of a diocese, and thus as a bishops seat. ... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ... The Archbishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh is the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh. ... The Roman Catholic Diocese of Dunkeld is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland. ... Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... The Royal Burgh of Perth (Peairt in Scottish Gaelic) is a large burgh in central Scotland. ... Fife (Fìobh in Gaelic) is a council area of Scotland, situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with landward boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. ... Perth and Kinross (Peairt agus Ceann Rois in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council areas in Scotland, and a Lieutenancy Area. ... Look Aboot Ye Clackmannanshire (Siorrachd Chlach Mhannainn in Gaelic) is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, and a lieutenancy area, bordering Perth and Kinross, Stirling and Fife. ... Stirling (Sruighlea in Gaelic) is one of 32 unitary council regions in Scotland with a population of about 85,000. ... The Bishop of St Andrews is the Ordinary of the Scottish Episcopal Diocese of Saint Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane. ... The Right Reverend (Rt. ... The Rt Rev David Chillingworth is one of the seven diocesan bishops of the Scottish Episcopal Church. ... Church of Ireland The Church of Ireland (Irish: Eaglais na hÉireann) is an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion, operating seamlessly across the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. ...


The diocese continues the titles of three ancient Scottish dioceses. The Diocese of Saint Andrews was founded in 906 and was raised to an archdiocese in 1465. Throughout the Scottish Reformation the diocese continued under the auspices of moderate, episcopalian reformers. From 1704 till 1726, the archbishopric was vacant, until it was recreated as the Diocese of Fife. In 1842, the diocese, no longer an archdiocese, was moved back to Saint Andrews and united with the Diocese of Dunkeld and Dunblane. Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ... The Reformation in Scotland was arguably the most important event in Scottish history. ... The word Episcopal is derived from the Greek επισκοπος epískopos, which literally means overseer; the word however is used in religious terms to mean bishop. ...


The Diocese of Dunkeld is thought to have begun in the 9th century, but the first reliable date is that of the consecration of Cormac as bishop in 1114. The line of bishops continued with only a few breaks until, in 1842, the diocese was united with Saint Andrews. In 1878, the Roman Catholic Church revived the Diocese of Dunkeld as part of its structures in Scotland. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Dunkeld is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Scotland. ... The Roman Catholic Church or Catholic Church (see terminology below) is the Christian Church in full communion with the Bishop of Rome, currently Pope Benedict XVI. It traces its origins to the original Christian community founded by Jesus of Nazareth, with its traditions first established by the Twelve Apostles and...


The Diocese of Dunblane was founded in 1162. Its line of bishops continued with a few breaks until it was united with the Diocese of Dunkeld in 1776. The pre-Reformation Diocese of Dunblane or Diocese of Strathearn was one of the thirteen historical dioceses of Scotland. ...

Dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church

Aberdeen and Orkney | St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane | Argyll and the Isles | Brechin | Edinburgh | Glasgow and Galloway | Moray, Ross and Caithness Pope Pius XI blesses Bishop Stephen Alencastre as fifth Apostolic Vicar of the Hawaiian Islands in a Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace window. ... The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... The Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness is one of the seven dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church. ...


See also: Scottish Episcopal Church | Primus The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... The Primus, styled The Most Revd the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, is the presiding bishop of the Scottish Episcopal Church. ...


 
 

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