The Rev Margi Campbell will be collated and installed as Provost of St John’s Cathedral, Oban in a special service at the Cathedral on 25 May. The Provost of Oban is also the Rector of St James’ Ardbrecknish and a gathered congregation that meets at Kilbrandon.
The Rev Lynsay Downs will be appointed Rector at St Ternan, Banchory on 11 August 2018.
The Rev David de Verny has been granted Permission to Officiate at Christ Church, Dalbeattie on 1 May 2018.
The Rev Elaine Garman will be resigning as Mission Enabler for the Diocese of Argyll and The Isles on 30 June 2018 and will be appointed Rector at St John the Evangelist, Forfar on 14 July 2018.
The Rev James Lapping will be appointed Assistant Priest at St Silas, Glasgow on 23 June 2018.
The Rev Kenneth George Bachell died on 12 May 2018 aged 96. He served as Vicar at St Michael & All Angels, Andover 1960-1968. From there he became Vicar at St Albans, Southampton 1968-1976. Afterwards he served as Warden at the Manchester Diocesan Conference House 1976-1979. He then worked as Vicar at St John’s Holdenhurst, Bournemouth 1979-1983. In 1983 he took the position of Vicar at St Mary’s, Froyle until his retirement in 1987. From 1988 he held Permission to Officiate in the United Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane until his passing.