Harold Miller (bishop)

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Harold Miller
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Miller in 2014
Church Church of Ireland
Diocese Diocese of Down and Dromore
Elected18 February 1997
Term ended2019
Predecessor Gordon McMullan
SuccessorDavid McClay
Ordination1976 (deacon)
1977 (priest)
Consecration25 April 1997
Personal details
Birth nameHarold Creeth Miller
Born (1950-02-23) 23 February 1950 (age 70)
Belfast, Northern Ireland
SpouseLiz Harper
Alma mater

Harold Creeth Miller (born 23 February 1950) is an Irish retired Anglican bishop. He Served as bishop of the Diocese of Down and Dromore in the Church of Ireland. Coming from a Methodist background, he was elected bishop in 1997 and is considered to represent an evangelical position within the Church. [1]


Ordained ministry

Miller was ordained in the Church of Ireland as a deacon in 1976 and as a priest in 1977. [2] From 1976 to 1979, he served his curacy at Saint Nicholas' Church, Carrickfergus, Belfast, in the Diocese of Connor. [2] He then moved to England, where he was director of extension studies and chaplain of St John's College, Nottingham between 1979 and 1984. [3] He returned to Belfast, and was a chaplain at Queen's University Belfast from 1984 to 1989. [4] In 1989, he returned to parish ministry having been appointed Rector of the Carrigrohane Union of Parishes in the Diocese of Cork, Cloyne and Ross. [2] [3] He was also a Canon of Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral (Cork Cathedral) from 1994 to 1997. [2]

Miller was elected Bishop of Down and Dromore on 18 February 1997. [5] He was consecrated a bishop on 25 April 1997. [6]

On 20 June 2019 he announced his decision to retire. [7]

He is regarded as theologically conservative and was one of the two bishops of the Church of Ireland, with Ferran Glenfield, to attend GAFCON III, held on 17–22 June 2018, in Jerusalem. [8]

Involvements within the Church of Ireland

Involvements beyond the Church of Ireland


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  1. Bishops meet to choose a successor to Eames - Local & National - News - Belfast Telegraph
  2. 1 2 3 4 "Harold Creeth Miller" . Crockford's Clerical Directory (online ed.). Church House Publishing . Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  3. 1 2 "Down and Dromore, Bishop of". Who's Who 2018 . Oxford University Press. 1 December 2017. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.U14048.Missing or empty |url= (help)
  4. "About Us - Bishop Harold Miller". Diocese of Down and Dromore. July 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2018.
  5. "New Bishop of Down and Dromore". Church of Ireland. 18 February 1997. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
  6. "Ordination and consecration of Bishop of Down and Dromore". Church of Ireland. 17 April 1997. Retrieved 4 August 2009.
  7. https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2019/06/21/news/church-of-ireland-bishop-of-down-and-dromore-reverend-harold-miller-announces-retirement-1646358/
  8. Bishop Harold reflects on his experience of the recent GAFCON conference, Diocese of Down and Dromore Official Website, 25 June 2018