The Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness, one of the seven dioceses of the Scottish Episcopal Church covers over a quarter of the land mass of Scotland and at roughly 8700 square miles it is the largest Diocese in Great Britain and has the lowest population. Yet to simply see Moray, Ross and Caithness as “the largest” diocese is to miss so much of its diversity, challenge and excitement.
Our Diocese is not simply a geographical area, or a group of buildings, it is the people of faith who give it life, the people you will meet Sunday by Sunday welcoming you to the church and who you will see enjoying faith in the pages before you.
The bishop of the Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness (MRC) is The Most Rev Bishop Mark Strange. +Mark is based at The Diocesan Centre, Arpafeelie near Inverness. St Andrew’s Cathedral is in Inverness. Some images are below:-
Scottish Episcopal Church – The College of Bishops
We have seven bishops in the Province – one is chosen as ‘Primus’ (1st among equals). The current Primus (elected on 27 June 2017) is The Most Rev Bishop Mark (MRC Diocese). He is third from left in this photograph. This photograph shows seven bishops. However some have retired or are about to retire and so the number has been depleted. Bishop Mark is currently looking after the Diocese of Aberdeen & Orkney during the vacancy there. This photo will be updated when the vacancies are filled.