The Rev Michael Buchanan Hills retired as Rector of the Wigtownshire Group (All Saints, Challoch, St Ninian’s, Portpatrick and St John the Evangelist, Stranraer), on 31 October 2017.
The Rev David Cameron resigned as Rector at St John the Evangelist, Forfar on 1 October 2017.
The Rev David Cook retired as Rector at St Michael and All Angels, Helensburgh on 1 October 2017.
Mr Nigel Cook died on 10 November, aged 67. He served as Vestry Treasurer at Old St Paul’s, Edinburgh and also worked as Paying Officer, Coracle Trust. Nigel was the Diocesan Treasurer, Diocese of Edinburgh (since 2012) and he served as Member of the Institute Council (from 2015).
The Rev Eleanor Forgan died on 25 October 2017 aged 73. She served as Assistant Minister at St John the Evangelist, Alloa from 1989 to 1995 and then as Assistant Priest from 1995 to 2015.
The Rev Elaine Garman was appointed Mission Enabler in the Diocese of Argyll and The Isles on 1 November 2017.
The Rev Jonathan Livingstone was ordained Deacon by the Rt Rev Dr Gregor Duncan, Bishop of Glasgow and Galloway on 1 October 2017. He has been appointed Curate at St Mary the Virgin, Hamilton and St Andrew, Uddingston.
The Rev Nicola Moll retired as Rector at St Salvador, Edinburgh on 30 September 2017.
The Rev Patrick O’Maoil Mheana was appointed Rector at St Paul and St John the Evangelist, Airdrie on 31 October 2017.
The Rev Sarah Murray will be installed as Provost at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Inverness on 30 November 2017.
Mrs Alicia Rootes MBE relinquished her duties as Diocesan Secretary, Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane with effect from 31st October 2017.
The Rev Canon Gianfranco Tellini died on 23 November, aged 81. Amongst other Offices, Canon Tellini was Vice- Principal of Edinburgh Theological College (1974-82) was instrumental in the production of the Scottish Episcopal Church 1982 Scottish Liturgy and author of ‘A Single Holy Living Sacrifice’ (the history and theology of the Christian Eucharist). Details of funeral arrangements are as yet unknown, but Canon Tellini is to be buried at St Mary’s Church, Dunblane.