Pope Francis had nominated Fr Andrew McKenzie as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Dunkeld.

Following the sad passing of Bishop-elect Martin Chambers he will succeed Bishop Stephen Robson who was Bishop of Dunkeld from 2013 to 2022.

Fr Andrew said: “I am humbled by the trust that Pope Francis has placed in me by inviting me to be the next Bishop of the Diocese of Dunkeld. With faith in God’s guidance, and with some nervousness, I accepted his invitation.

"I take courage in the understanding that I will not be working alone, for each of us has a role to play in the work of evangelisation

"I look forward to getting to know the priests and people of the diocese and to join them in the work of spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

"I take courage in the understanding that I will not be working alone, for each of us has a role to play in the work of evangelisation.

"I have good memories of the diocese from a previous role as Director of Priests for Scotland when I was a regular visitor to Dundee at the invitation of Bishop Vincent Logan. I look forward to reconnecting with people and places.

"I know that this has been a difficult time for the Diocese of Dunkeld with the unexpected death of Bishop Elect Martin Chambers. We remember him and continue to pray for his eternal rest.”

Diocesan Administrator Fr Kevin Golden said: "The Diocese of Dunkeld joyfully receives the news of Fr Andrew McKenzie being nominated as the Bishop of Dunkeld by our Holy Father Pope Francis.

"The priests, deacons, religious and lay people of Dunkeld look forward to welcoming him and the leadership he will exercise as our Shepherd. We ask of the Lord many blessings for him, and we shall keep him in our prayers each day.

Welcoming the appointment of Fr. McKenzie, the administrator of his Cathedral, Archbishop Nolan of Glasgow said: "May I congratulate Fr Andrew McKenzie on his appointment as Bishop and may I also congratulate Dunkeld Diocese who now acquires a fine priest as their leader and guide.

"In his 36 years of priestly service the Archdiocese of Glasgow and the wider Church in Scotland have benefited from his talent, his commitment, his perseverance, and the high standards he has set in a variety of ministries.

"He has shown care for parishioners and care for his fellow priests, with a devotion also to the worthy celebration of liturgy and the praise and worship of God."

Archbishop Cushley welcomed the appointment, saying: "I'm very pleased that Pope Francis has appointed Canon McKenzie as the Bishop of Dunkeld, both for the people of the diocese and the wider Church in Scotland."


  • Born 15 October 1964 in Glasgow.
  • Educated at Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School (1969 – 1976); Lourdes Secondary (1976–1982); St. Peter’s College Newlands (1982-1985); Chesters College Bearsden (1985-1988).
  • Ordained Priest Our Lady of Lourdes 31st October 1988
  • Appointed assistant priest St Michael’s Dumbarton and school chaplain to Our Lady & St. Patrick’s High School (1988-1994); Appointed assistant priest Holy Cross Croy and school chaplain to St. Ninian’s High School Kirkintilloch and to St Maurice’s High School Cumbernauld. (1994-1998)
  • Further study, MA Liturgical Studies St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota USA (1996-1998)
  • Appointed assistant priest St. Andrew’s Cathedral (1998-1999)
  • Appointed to the seminary staff of Scotus College (1999-2004); Visiting lecturer (2004 -2009); Director of Priests for Scotland (2004-2012).
  • Appointed Parish Priest St. Joseph’s Tollcross (2012-2022) and Administrator St. Joachim’s Carmyle (2013-2022); Administrator of St. Andrew’s Cathedral Glasgow (2022 – present day).
  • Chair of the Council of Priests (2019-2021)
  • Archdiocesan Master of Ceremonies (2012-present day)