Bishop-elect – Fr Martin Chambers

Canon Kevin Golden (Diocesan Administrator, Fr Martin Chambers (Bishop-elect) and Bishop Emeritus Stephen Robson

On Friday 2nd February 2024 Pope Francis nominated Fr. Martin Chambers as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Dunkeld. Reacting to his appointment, Fr. Martin said; “One of the catchphrases of Pope Francis is that, as Christians, we are called to be ‘Missionary Disciples’. The Pope reminds us that, yes, we are all called to take our part in the mission of spreading the Good News in our families and within our local community. However, the Pope reminds us that, first of all, we must sit as disciples at the feet of Jesus, listening to Him and letting Him guide our steps.”

“As I set out on this new Mission as Bishop of Dunkeld, I pledge to sit in prayer as a Disciple at the feet of Jesus, listening to his voice calling me forward in faith. Together, with Christ’s strength and inspiration, we will all be able to continue to build the Kingdom in the Diocese of Dunkeld.” ….more

Diocesan Administrator

Very Rev. Canon Kevin Golden MPS

Diocesan Offices
30 Lawside Road
Dundee. DD3 6SB

The See of Dunkeld became vacant at 12 noon on Wednesday 28th December 2022 – the Very Rev. Canon Kevin Golden was elected Diocesan Administrator, on 2nd January 2023, in accordance with the canons of the Code of Canon Law (1983) relating to the provision of a diocesan Administrator, by the College of Consultors of the Diocese of Dunkeld.

Rt Rev Stephen Robson

Bishop Emeritus, Stephen Robson was born at Carlisle, 1st April 1951; educated at Caldey Grange School, Wirral; Carlisle and Lanark Grammar Schools; Edinburgh University (BSc, 1974; MTh, 1988); St Andrew’s College, Drygrange. Ordained priest, Our Lady & St Joseph’s, Carlisle, 17th March, 1979, by Cardinal Gordon Joseph Gray for the Archdiocese of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh.

Bishop Emeritus Robson served in parishes in Kirkcaldy, Edinburgh, Duns and Eyemouth, Dunbar, East Calder, North Berwick and Broxburn; Form Teacher, St Mary’s College, Blairs (1981-86); Episcopal Vicar for Education 1991-1998; spiritual director, Pontifical Scots College, Rome 1998-2006; STL, Pontifical Gregorian University Rome, 2000; STD, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 2003; JCL, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 2006; Chancellor 2007– 2013; Vicar General, 2012-2013. Nominated titular bishop of Tunnuna and Auxiliary Bishop of St Andrews and Edinburgh, 8th May 2012; ordained Bishop, 9th June 2012.

He was appointed Bishop of Dunkeld by Pope Francis on 11th December 2013; Installed at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Dundee, as 9th Bishop of Dunkeld, 9th January 2014. He resigned through ill health on 28th December 2022.