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The Rt Rev.Brian Arthur Smith is the current Bishop of Edinburgh in the Scottish Episcopal Church[1]. He was born in Edinburgh on 15 August 1943 and educated at George Heriot's School, Edinburgh [2] and the University of Edinburgh[3]. Ordained in 1973 [4]he began his career with a Curacy at Ripon College Cuddesdon[5]. From here he became successively Director of Training within the Diocese of Wakefield, Archdeacon of Craven and Suffragan Bishop of Tonbridge before elevation to the Edinburgh See[6]. A keen snorkeller and Short wave radio enthusiast[7], he is married with two daughters [8].

Religious titles
Preceded by
David Henry Bartleet
Bishop of Tonbridge
1993 – 2001
Succeeded by
Brian Colin Castle
Preceded by
Richard Holloway
Bishop of Edinburgh
2001 –
Succeeded by
Current Incumbent


  1. ^ Official web site
  2. ^ Who’s Who 2008 (London, A & C Black, 2008 ISBN 9780713672576)
  3. ^ Between 1968 and 1973 he also gained further degrees at The University of CambridgeDebrett's People of Today: Ed Ellis,P 1992, London, Debtrett's ISBN 1870520092
  4. ^ Crockfords On line- accessed Saturday 21st April 2008, 20:09
  5. ^ He was also a tutor in doctrine Crockford's (Ibid)
  6. ^ Date of appointment
  7. ^ Biographical details
  8. ^ Who’s Who (ibid)



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