Captain Stuart Budden was appointed Pioneer Evangelist at Dundee Centre of Mission on 1 December 2016.
The Rev Tracy Dowling was licensed as Priest-in-Charge at St Kessog, Auchterarder and St James, Muthill on 16 December 2016, having previously served as Chaplain at St Paul’s Cathedral, Dundee and Honorary Chaplain, Abertay University, Dundee.
The Rev Martin Sofield resigned as Rector at the North Ayshire Team (St Andrew, Ardrossan; St Peter, Dalry; and St Andrew, Irvine) on 30 November 2016.
The Rev Canon Shelley Marsh retired as Rector at St James the Less, Bishopbriggs and Synod Clerk of the Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway on 30 November 2016.
Mrs Rosemary Wilson was licensed as Lay Reader at St Cuthbert’s, Hawick on 18 December 2016.
The Rev Canon David Main died on 19 November 2016. David was Curate at St Margaret’s, Glasgow (1973-75). Rector at All Saints, Challoch with St Andrew, Newton Stewart (1975-79) Rector at Holy Trinity, Kilmarnock (1979-93) and a Canon at St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow (1985-93). In his retirement David served as a non-stipendiary priest at St Ninian’s, Castle Douglas and as an Honorary Canon at St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow. He was 88. May he rest in peace, and rise in glory.
The Rev Prof Duncan Forrester died on 29 November 2016. A Church of Scotland Missionary in South India (1962-70), Duncan was ordained within the Church of South India in 1962. Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Edinburgh (1978-2001), he was Principal of New College (1986-96), Director of the Edinburgh University Centre for Theology and Public Issues (1984-2000) and held a Personal Chair in Theology and Public Issues at the University of Edinburgh (2000-1). He had Permission to Officiate within the Diocese of Edinburgh (2006-16). He was 83. May he rest in peace, and rise in glory.
Changes at the General Synod Office
Elspeth Davey retired from the post of Church Relations Officer on Friday 9 December, after 15 years’ service. Elspeth’s successor is Miriam Weibye who took up the post on Monday 5 December.
Victoria Stock left the post of Communications Administrator on Friday 9 December, to become Digital Production Coordinator at NHS Health Scotland.