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Diocesan Offices:

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


Religious Life:

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.


Religious Education

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


Youth Ministry


Other Agencies:

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.

Bishop Nolan


Bishop Offices Liturgy Priests & Deacons Religious Life Religious Education Youth Ministry Other Agencies Safeguarding