The Rev Christine Downey has been appointed Rector at St Mary, Dalmahoy on 1 December 2017.
Very sadly, Carol Duncan, the Senior Cashier at the General Synod Office, having been on sick leave for much of this year, has been advised that she will be unable to return to work and has therefore now retired. She will be greatly missed by all her colleagues at the General Synod Office and those more widely in the Province who worked with her. A process of recruiting a successor will commence in the New Year.
The Rev Richard Kilgour is to be appointed Rector of Holy Trinity, Motherwell and St Andrew, Wishaw on 7 February 2018.
The Rev Mary Lennard died on 25 November 2017, aged 96. She served as a Deaconess at Christ Church, Falkirk from 1982-91. Mary worked as Assistant Supernumerary Chaplain, in the Diocese of Edinburgh from 1991-96 and retired in 1992. During her retirement Mary served as a non-Stipendiary Minister, St Mary, Grangemouth and St Catharine’s, Bo’ness, from 1996-2004.
The Rev Canon Dr Alexander Emsley Nimmo has resigned as Dean of the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney from November 2017. He will continue as Rector at St Margaret of Scotland, Aberdeen.