Bishop Jocelin

signet of Bishop Jocelin of Glasgow, ScotlandProfile

Cistercian monk at Melrose Abbey during the abbacy of Saint Waltheof of Melrose. Prior and then fourth abbot of Melrose in 1170. Bishop of Glasgow, Scotland on 23 May 1174. Worked to keep the Church in Scotland independent of the control of the archdioceses in England, and was supported in this by the Vatican. Travelled extensively and served as chaplain in the royal court of Scotland. Author and supporter of writers in his day; he commissioned the works Life of Saint Waltheof, Life of Saint Kentigern, and Chronicle of Melrose.