New Provost for St Mary’s Cathedral Edinburgh

May 28, 2017

The Bishop of Edinburgh, the Rt Revd Dr John Armes, was delighted to announce that the The Revd John Conway, has been appointed the new Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral.

The Revd John Conway has been the Rector of St Martin of Tours, Gorgie/Dalry in Edinburgh since 2001 and will take up his new role in September.

Commenting on his appointment, John said:

“The Cathedral, with its prominent location in the centre of Edinburgh, its wonderful liturgies and excellent music, and its wider role in the life of our cosmopolitan city, is also, along with the Bishop himself, a central focus of our Diocese and our common mission to respond in faith to God. Working with the Bishop and the Cathedral team I relish the opportunity to build on and develop those roles.

“The Cathedral is also the spiritual home of a flourishing congregation, faithful members mingling with the curious who are maybe simply passing through. Some of the members of the Cathedral may have been around long enough to remember me from my time as Cathedral Chaplain. I look forward to seeing and serving them again, as I get to know the whole congregation, and help us together better to articulate and live out our calling to serve our city and our Diocese.”

Commenting on this appointment, the Bishop of Edinburgh, the Rt Revd Dr John Armes, said,

“I am thrilled that John has accepted this new appointment. I am sure that under his stewardship the congregation will thrive and our Cathedral will further develop her role as a major city institution and as the Mother Church of this diocese.”

The Revd John Conway succeeds the Very Revd Dr Graham Forbes, who has been in post since 1990 and is retiring at the end of June.