THE RT REVD DR KEITH RIGLIN

Keith Riglin is Professor of Ecclesiology and Sacramental Theology
at the GTF, and Bishop of Argyll and The Isles in the Scottish
Episcopal Church.

Until his consecration in 2021, Keith was Vice Dean and Chaplain of
King’s College London, where he also served as a visiting lecturer in
the college’s Department of Theology and Religious Studies. He read
for undergraduate degrees at London (education and religious
studies) and Oxford (theology) before being ordained in 1983. He has
worked as a parish minister, in university chaplaincies at Bath,
Cambridge, and London, and as a lecturer at the United Theological
College of the West Indies, Jamaica. After serving 25 years in Baptist
and Reformed charges, he received holy orders in the Church of
England in 2008, serving his title in a west London parish and
community development project. Prior to his appointment at King’s
College London in 2012, he served briefly in the Diocese of Argyll and The Isles, in the Scottish Episcopal Church, where he is now the
bishop.

Keith undertook post-graduate work (MTh) at Heythrop College,
University of London, and completed his ThD thesis, in ecclesiology,
at the University of Birmingham. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) and of King’s College London (FKC); a Research Associate at Wesley House, Cambridge; and a Senior Member of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. He also serves as Chair of the Council and Governing Body of Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford. He is an associate tutor for the Scottish Theological Institute.

Keith is a frequent visitor to Ghana and the University of Cape Coast, and a regular tutor on the Oxford University Summer School in Theology, in association with the GTF.

Publications 

  • The Laikos Factor: Underscoring the Imperative of the
    Laity in the Life of the Church (Sagamu, 2022) chapter
  • Reforming Worship: English Reformed Principles and Practice (2012) editor/contributor
  • Mary for Earth and Heaven: Essays on Mary and Ecumenism (2002) chapter

Membership

  • Council of Christians and Jews
  • Methodist Sacramental Fellowship
  • Prayer Book Society
  • Society for the Study of Theology
  • Society of Catholic Priests

Religious Affiliation

  • Anglican/Episcopalian (priest)

Areas of Interest

  • Ecclesiology and sacramental theology
  • Application of theology and religious belief to public thought and practice
  • Ecumenical theology – especially Anglican, Wesleyan Methodist, Lutheran
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