The work of the Church depends on many people, indeed on all the members of the congregation! In the following pages, we introduce our Rector, David Shepherd, as well as the members of the Vestry, the body that manages the Church.
Other Church leaders include the members of the pastoral team: Bob Hamilton, Judy Robinson and Steve Tattersall (from left to right, below).
The Young Church, an important aspect of our mission, is led by Vivien D'Arcy. St Mary Magdalene's is fortunate indeed to have two talented musicians, Bill Sinclair and Alastair Davidson, as Director of Music and Organist respectively.
The Very Rev Andrew Swift was elected the 55th Bishop of Brechin on 2 June 2018.
The service of consecration is due to take place at 2pm on Saturday 25 August 2018 in St Paul’s Cathedral, Dundee.
The Bishop-elect has been Dean of Argyll and The Isles since 2012, Rector of Dunoon and Rothesay since 2010, and a member of the Scottish Episcopal Church General Synod from 2011. He has been a Depute Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute since 2016. He previously served in the Diocese of Gloucester, following a career as a shipbuilding executive, Civil Service research engineer and a junior officer in the RAF.
He was born in Aberdeen in 1968, grew up in Dunblane, and studied at the Universities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Oxford. He is married to Mary, a native of Stranraer, and they have three children, Frances, Peter and Eleanor.