Robert Skirving

Robert Stuart Skirving is the eighth and current bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina. He was elected on May 17, 2014[1] 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

Robert Skirving

Bishop of East Carolina
ChurchEpiscopal Church
DioceseEast Carolina
ElectedMay 17, 2014
In office2015-present
PredecessorClifton Daniel
OrdinationDecember 17, 1986
by Derwyn Jones
ConsecrationNovember 8, 2014
by Katharine Jefferts Schori
Personal details
Born (1960-08-26) August 26, 1960 (age 59)
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.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "East Carolina diocese elects Robert Skirving as bishop". Episcopal News Service. May 19, 2014.
  2. ^ "The Right Rev'd Robert Stuart Skirving". Diocese of East Carolina.