The Scottish Episcopal Church has today issued the following Press Release on the selection of the new Bishop of Glasgow & Galloway.
Episcopal Election unable to elect new Bishop of Glasgow & Galloway
March 16, 2019
Today’s meeting of the Electoral Synod of the Diocese of Glasgow & Galloway was unable to achieve a majority vote for a new Bishop to succeed the Rt Rev Dr Gregor Duncan who retired in October 2018.
The Electoral Synod comprises clergy within the Diocese and Lay Representatives from each congregation across the Diocese of Glasgow & Galloway and is chaired by the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, The Most Rev Mark Strange who says “Today, following a lengthy process of discernment, interview and ballot, the Electoral Synod of the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway felt unable to elect a bishop from the names presented to them.
“I will issue a fresh mandate in the next few days and the process will begin again.
“Please pray for those who offered themselves and for those still charged with finding the next Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway”.