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The Primus, styled The Most Reverend the Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church, is the presiding bishop of the Scottish Episcopal Church. The current Primus is the Most Revd David Chillingworth who became Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church on 13 June 2009. He was elected at a meeting of an Episcopal Synod which took place on the final day of the Scottish Episcopal Church General Synod.
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 - such authority was last held by Archbishop Arthur Rose (of St Andrews) up to his death in 1704, and is now vested with the diocesan bishops.
Bishops elected as Primus
Holders of the role since the creation of the post in the 18th century.
- ↑ "A Short History of the Episcopal Church in Scotland" by Frederick Goldie (revised edition — 1975) ISBN 0-7152-0315-0
- ↑ "Scottish Episcopal Clergy 1689 – 2000" by David M Bertie ISBN 0-567-08746-8