Chancellor, Notary, Diocesan Secretary, Finance Officer, Estates Manager, Media Officer, Archivist, Religious Education Adviser, Child Protection Adviser, Registrar for Deceased Clergy
Liturgy Coordinator, RCIA Coordinator
Priestly Formation and Permanent Diaconate:
Director of Vocations to the Priesthood, Leader of Ongoing Formation of Priests Programme, Director of Vocations to the Permanent Diaconate, Director of Ongoing Formation of Deacons
Link Person for Religious, Directory of Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life in Galloway Diocese
Details of the diocese and national contacts for safeguarding.
Adult: Adult Education Coordinator, RCIA Coordinator, Marriage and Family Life Coordinator;
Schools: Religious Education Advisers, Church Representatives on Local Authority Education Committees, Education Strategy Group
SPRED: SPecial Religious EDucation Director
Christian Unity Coordinator, Social Care Coordinator, Justice and Peace Coordinator, The Galloway News Editor, Pontifical Mission Aid Societies Diocesan Director
"The diocesan curia consists of those institutions and persons which furnish assistance to the bishop in the governance of the entire diocese, especially in directing pastoral activity, in providing for the administration of the diocese and in exercising judicial power."
The Code of Canon Law, canon 46
The See of Whithorn is associated from the late fourth century with Saint Ninian but it is possible a Christian community existed there before his arrival. There was a continuous succession of bishops in the eighth century. The See was revived circa 1128 and recognised the metropolitan authority of York until 1355. It became a suffragan of St Andrews in 1472 and of Glasgow in 1492. The See was, in effect, vacant from the death of Andrew Drurie (1541-1558) since his sucessor, Alexander Gordon, conformed at the Reformation in 1560, and it remained vacant until the restoration of the hierarchy in 1878.