Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church


Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church

The Primus, styled The Most Revd the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, is the presiding bishop of the Scottish Episcopal Church. The current Primus is the Most Revd Idris Jones who became Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church on 16 May 2006. He was elected by the drawing of lots, the result of the election process having been tied.

Roles of the Primus

The Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church has the following tasks:
* to preside at all Provincial Liturgical Functions
* to preside at all meetings of the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church
* to preside at all meetings of the Episcopal Synod
* to declare and carry out the resolutions of the General Synod, the Episcopal Synod and the College of Bishops
* to represent the Scottish Episcopal Church in its relation to all other Churches of the Anglican Communion and other Communions
* to perform the functions and duties of Primus as specified in the Canons of the Scottish Episcopal Church
* to correspond on behalf of the Scottish Episcopal Church with Primates, Metropolitans and the Secretary General of the Anglican Consultative Council.

History of the Primus

The Primus does not have any metropolitan jurisdiction. Metropolitan responsibilities are held by the diocesan bishops. The last head of the Scottish Episcopal Church who was Primate and Metropolitan was Archbishop Ross (of St Andrews) up to his death in 1704. ["A Short History of the Episcopal Church in Scotland" by Frederick Goldie (revised edition — 1975) ISBN 0-7152-0315-0]

Bishops elected as Primus

Holders of the role since the creation of the post in the 18th century. ["Scottish Episcopal Clergy 1689 – 2000" by David M Bertie ISBN 0-567-08746-8]

References

See also

* Religion in the United Kingdom


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Scottish Episcopal Church — The Scottish Episcopal Church ( gd. Eaglais Easbaigeach na h Alba) is a Christian denomination in Scotland and a member of the Anglican Communion, although it itself has pre Anglican origins. It consists of seven dioceses in Scotland. Like all… …   Wikipedia

  • Episcopal Church in Scotland — the Scottish branch of the Church of England, established in the 16th century. It is smaller than the Scottish national Church, the Church of Scotland. * * * ▪ religion       independent church within the Anglican Communion that developed in… …   Universalium

  • Episcopal Church in the USA — Die Episkopalkirche der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika (engl. Episcopal Church in the United States of America) ist ein Teil der anglikanischen Kirchengemeinschaft, die vornehmlich in den Vereinigten Staaten, aber auch in Haiti, Taiwan,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Church of England — Supreme Governor Queen Elizabeth II Primate Rowan Williams (Archbishop of Canterbury) …   Wikipedia

  • Episcopal polity — is a form of church governance which is hierarchical in structure with the chief authority over a local Christian church resting in a bishop (Greek: episcopos ). This episcopal structure is found most often in the various churches of Orthodox,… …   Wikipedia

  • Church in Wales — The Church in Wales Yr Eglwys yng Nghymru Modern logo of the Church in Wales Primate Barry Morgan (Archbishop of Wales) Headquarters 39 Cathedral Road, Pontcanna, Cardiff, CF11 9XF …   Wikipedia

  • Primus — may refer to: NOTOC Music, media and entertainment* Primus (band), a musical group * Primus ( Transformers ), an entity in the fictional Transformers universe * Primus (journal), a quarterly journal of undergraduate mathematics education * A… …   Wikipedia

  • Primus inter pares — (Latin) or First among equals is a phrase which indicates that a person is the most senior of a group of people sharing the same rank or office. [ [http://www.tiscali.co.uk/reference/dictionaries/difficultwords/data/d0010373.html Primus inter… …   Wikipedia

  • primus — noun Usage: often capitalized Etymology: Medieval Latin, one who is first, magnate, from Latin, first more at prime Date: 1724 the presiding bishop of the Scottish Episcopal Church …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • primus — [ prʌɪməs] noun the elected presiding bishop of the Scottish Episcopal Church. Origin C16: from L., lit. first …   English new terms dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.