It is hard to believe that already a few months have passed since I was inducted as minister to the Parish of Barthol Chapel linked with Tarves on a beautiful sunny evening in May. This is my third parish. The first was in Aberdeen and for the last ten years I have been Minister of Greenbank in Edinburgh. I have also at different times worked briefly as a youth and families minister, a hospital chaplain and as a locum minister in Aberdeenshire. I met my husband Sean while studying divinity at Christ’s College in Aberdeen. He is now minister of Fintray, Kinellar and Keithhall, and we have two golden retrievers, Wesley and Calvin, the latter of whom can still be a bit of a handful despite his increasing years!
Coming from Aberdeen, I do feel very much at home in the north-east and am looking forward to getting to know the people of the parish and being involved with the local schools and community where I hope I can be a resource and offer support and encouragement where it might be helpful. If you would like to know more about the church of if you require the services of a minister for any reason at all please do not hesitate to get in touch by phone 01651 851295 or e-mail ASwindells@churchofscotland.org.uk.