Following a process of advertisement and interview, the Very Rev Ian Barcroft has been appointed as the new full-time Provincial Director of Ordinands with effect from 1 June 2019.
The Most Rev Mark Strange, Bishop of Moray Ross and Caithness and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church said “On behalf of the College of Bishops, I express our delight at Dean Barcroft’s prospective appointment. He will take up post at a time when new processes and procedures for the discernment of vocation are in the course of being adopted and he will bring to the post the vision, energy, and enthusiasm to enable us to move forward and develop this crucial area of our Church’s life. Dean Barcroft will work closely with the Scottish Episcopal Institute, at this time when the Institute is developing new modes of training for all ministries across the province. We will benefit immensely from his experience over many years as a priest in this Church, as well as more recently as Dean of the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway.
“Dean Barcroft will take over from the Rev Canon Dr Alison Peden who retires from the position during the summer. We owe Canon Peden a huge debt of gratitude for her dedication to the role since 2011 and her faithful guidance and support of those exploring a vocation to ordained ministry. We wish her every blessing as she prepares to retire from this aspect of her own ministry.”