St Margaret’s is a small, very friendly and inclusive congregation, a place where people can know God and experience His Love. Everyone is welcome! Whether you are just visiting or interested in finding out more about our Christian faith.
Whatever your age, wherever you come from, you will be welcomed with open arms.
We are a group of ordinary people from a variety of different Christian traditions as well as a number of different countries.
But what we have in common is that we believe that church is a great place to make friends and experience God together. We are deeply committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and his good news for everybody
We’re part of the Scottish Episcopal Church and also of the worldwide Anglican Communion
OUR MINISTRY TEAM
Ordained in 1984, I served my curacy in St. Peter’s Lutton Place before taking up my first Charge, the linked Charge of St. Peter, Linlithgow and St. Columba, Bathgate.
Following some time as Priest in Charge of Linlithgow as a single charge, I moved to the Glasgow Diocese where I was Rector of the linked charge of Holy Trinity, Motherwell and St. Andrew, Wishaw.
At both West Lothian and Motherwell, I worked as a part time Prison Chaplain, at Polmont Young Offenders and then at HMP Shotts.
I was appointed as full time Chaplain at HMP Edinburgh in early 2002, leaving in November 2012 for medical reasons when I became Priest with Charge at St. Margaret’s.
I retired from stipendiary ministry in September 2020 but continue to serve St. Margaret’s in a non-stipendiary capacity
Licensed by the Bishop to preach and teach.
Born in Reutlingen in southern Germany, I have lived in quite a few places, but this town has now become home. While my wife and I were living in Portugal, we both became Lay Ministers in the Church of England’s Diocese in Europe in 2007.
After returning to Edinburgh, we were both relicensed as Lay Readers in the Scottish Episcopal Church. Being involved in St Margaret’s means I get to experience the Christian faith in real-life situations and see its effect on people’s lives and well-being.
My working background is in Management Development and Management Consulting. Since 2018 I work as Workplace Chaplain for a Royal Mail distribution office in Edinburgh.
The Vestry is, in effect, the management committee of the Church, making decisions on behalf of the Congregation.
Elected from the Congregation, the Vestry has responsibility for the buildings, finance and any major events organised by the Congregation, as well as future planning.
Under laws governing charities, members of the Vestry are the Trustees of the Church and are therefore responsible for carrying out all statutory and canonical obligations.