Kevin Pearson (bishop)

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Kevin Pearson
Bishop of Argyll and The Isles
Right Rev Kevin Pearson, Bishop of Argyle and The Isles.jpg
Church Scottish Episcopal Church
Ordination 1980
Consecration 4 February 2011
Personal details
Born (1954-08-27) 27 August 1954 (age 64)
Sunderland, England

Kevin Pearson (born 27 August 1954) is an Anglican bishop. Since 2011, he has served as the Bishop of Argyll and The Isles in the Scottish Episcopal Church.[1]

Early life

Pearson was born on 27 August 1954 and brought up in Sunderland, England.[2] He was educated at Leeds University, Edinburgh University and Edinburgh Theological College.

Ordained Ministry

Pearson was ordained in 1980[3] and began his career as Curate at St Mary, Horden. He was Rector at St Salvador Edinburgh from 1987 to 1993; and Associate Rector of Old Saint Paul's, Edinburgh briefly from 1993 to 1994. He was Priest in charge at Linlithgow from 1994 to 1995 when he became Rector of St Michael and All Saints Church, Edinburgh; and Dean of the Diocese from 2004 until 2010.

He was elected Bishop of Argyll and The Isles in late 2010.[4] He was consecrated and installed as Bishop on Oban at Candlemas 2011 (4 February 2011).[5] He was enthroned in the Cathedral of The Isles on 16 April 2011.[6]


  1. ^ 'ARGYLL AND THE ISLES, Bishop of', Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2014; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2013; online edn, Dec 2013 accessed 9 Aug 2014
  2. ^ "Helen-Ann Hartley consecrated as Bishop of Waikato and Taranaki". News Archive. Ripon College Cuddesdon. 25 February 2014. Retrieved 5 December 2014.
  3. ^ Crockford's Clerical Directory 1980-82: Oxford, OUP, 1983 ISBN 0-19-200010-1
  4. ^ "New Bishop elected for Argyll and The Isles". Retrieved 2010-10-09.
  5. ^ "Diocesan Newsletter for Argyll and The Isles (February 2011)" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Diocesan Newsletter for Argyll and The Isles (April 2011)" (PDF).
Religious titles
Preceded by
Jim Mein
Dean of Edinburgh
2004 to 2010
Succeeded by
John Armes
Preceded by
Martin Shaw
Bishop of Argyll and The Isles
2011 to present

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