Diocese of Galloway

Coordinates: 55°04′08″N 3°36′29″W / 55.069°N 3.608°W / 55.069; -3.608

Diocese of Galloway
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Head   Bishop of Galloway
Archdeacon(s)   Archdeacon of Galloway
Known rural deans   Desnes, Farines, Rhinns
First attestation   December 9, 1128
Metropolitan before 1472   Archbishop of York
Metropolitan after 1492   Archbishop of Glasgow
Cathedral   Whithorn Priory
Dedication   Martin of Tours
Native dedication   Ninian (Uinniau, Finnian)
Canons   Premonstratensian canons
Mensal churches   Girthon; Inch; Kirkinner; Rhinns.
Common churches   Borgue; Clayshant; Cruggleton; Gelston; Glasserton; Great Sorbie; Kilcolmkill; Kirkandrews; Kirkdale; Kirkinner; Kirkmaiden; Kirkmichael; Little Sorbie; Longcastle; Mochrum; Toskerton; Whithorn; Wigtown.
Prebendal churches   Kells; Penninghame.
Catholic successor   Resurrected: 1876
Episcopal successor   Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway

The Diocese of Galloway was one of the thirteen (after 1633 fourteen) dioceses of the pre-1689 Scottish Church. The Diocese was led by the Bishop of Galloway and was centred on Whithorn Cathedral.

In the Middle Ages there was only one archdeacon, the Archdeacon of Galloway. There are three known deaneries, the deaneries of Desnes (Kirkcudbright), Farines (Wigtown) and Rhinns. The deaneries of Farines and Rhinns were combined by the 16th century.

Contents

List of bishops

List of archdeacons

List of cathedral priors

List of known rural deans

Early known rural deans

  • Mac Bethad or Máel Bethad, fl. 1165 x 1174
  • James, 1185 x 1197

List of known deans of Desnes

  • Matthew, 1200 x 1209-1209 x 1222[1]
  • Thomas, fl. 1250[1]
  • John Wallace, fl. 1331[1]
  • Herbert Dunn, fl. 1529.[2]

List of known deans of Farines

  • William, fl. 1200 x 1209[3]
  • S.[...], fl. 1254-1257[4]

List of known deans of Rhinns

  • Gilbert, fl. 1200 x 1209

List of known deans of Farines and Rhinns

  • John MacCraken, fl. 1538-1552
  • Michael Hawthorn, fl. 1559

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Dean of Desnes.
  2. ^ Dean of Kirkcudbright.
  3. ^ Dean of Farines.
  4. ^ Dean of Wigtown.

Bibliography

  • Watt, D.E.R., Fasti Ecclesiae Scotinanae Medii Aevi ad annum 1638, 2nd Draft, (St Andrews, 1969), pp. 138–9


Dioceses of Medieval Scotland
Aberdeen | Argyll | Brechin | Caithness | Dunblane | Dunkeld | Galloway | Glasgow | Isles (Sodor) | Moray | Orkney | Ross | St Andrews


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