20th Philip Edgcumbe Hughes Lecture Series (2017)

Speaker Information


Archbishop Emeritus Robert Duncan

Archbishop Emeritus Robert Duncan was shaped in a vibrant small-town church, where he met the Lord Jesus (in confirma- tion class) and his wife Nara (in youth group). Valedictorian of his military high school, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of his college, recipient of three honorary degrees of Anglican seminaries, and sometime doctoral candidate of the University of Edinburgh, his love has been the Lord, his wife, Anglicanism and God’s people.

After ordination (1972) and a curacy in his home Diocese of New Jersey, he served for 18 years on campuses in NY, NC and DE, before coming to Pittsburgh as Canon to the Ordinary in 1992. He served for 20 years as Bishop of Pittsburgh (1996- 2016); 12 of those years as leader of the orthodox movement that became the Anglican Church in North America, where he was unanimously elected its first Archbishop (2009-2014).

He is passionate about campus ministry, local and global mission (especially through congregations), and about worship well offered. He is provincial chair of the team responsible for shaping the Book of Common Prayer (2019), has taught liturgy at Trinity this past term, is an Advisor to the GAFCON Primates Council, and has faithfully served on Trinity’s Board of Trustees since 1996. He is the founder of the Anglican Relief and Development Fund (2004) and its Honorary Chair since 2016.