Robert Stuart Skirving is the eighth and current bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina. He was elected on May 17, 2014 and consecrated on November 8, 2014. As a part of his ministry in the wider Episcopal Church, Bishop Skirving also serves as the Chancellor of Sewanee: The University of the South.
The Right Reverend
|Bishop of East Carolina|
|Elected||May 17, 2014|
|Ordination||December 17, 1986|
by Derwyn Jones
|Consecration||November 8, 2014|
by Katharine Jefferts Schori
|Born||August 26, 1960|
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Skirving was born on August 28, 1960 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. He studied at the University of Waterloo in Ontario and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy in 1982. He then earned a Master of Divinity from Huron University College in London, Ontario in 1986.
He was ordained deacon on May 1, 1986 in St Paul’s Cathedral, London, Ontario, and then a priest on December 17, 1986, in St James' Westminster Church in London, Ontario by Derwyn Dixon Jones, the Bishop of Huron. He then became assistant curate at the Church of St John the Evangelist in London, Ontario. Between 1988 and 1991, he became rector of Advent Church, Redeemer Church, and Trinity Church in Ridgetown. In 1992, he became rector of St Mark’s Church in Brantford, Ontario. In 1998, he graduated with a Doctor of Ministry from Seabury-Western Theological Seminary. From 1999 till 2004, he served as rector of Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church in London, Ontario, while in 2005, he became rector of St John’s Church in Midland, Michigan, after being received into the Episcopal Church by the Bishop of Eastern Michigan Edwin M. Leidel Jr.
- "East Carolina diocese elects Robert Skirving as bishop". Episcopal News Service. May 19, 2014.
- "The Right Rev'd Robert Stuart Skirving". Diocese of East Carolina.
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