RECTOR OF ST VINCENT’S
Canon Allan Maclean retired on 22 October 2020. The Reverend David Paton-Williams is our Interim Pastor.
ST VINCENT’S CLERGY
TRAINING FOR MINISTRY
St Vincent’s participates in training for ministry. Canon Allan Maclean and the Hon Barnaby Miln have been Field Education Supervisors for the Scottish Episcopal Institute. The Reverend Oliver Brewer-Lennon, whilst a third year ordinand, was on placement at St Vincent’s from Epiphany to Easter 2016. He is now a Canon and Vice Provost of St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow. Michael Johns-Perring was involved in the life of St Vincent’s before going up to Westcott House, Cambridge in September 2016, and is now a curate in the Diocese of Southwark. Our Evening Organist, William D Watt, is a Church of Scotland ordinand whilst Niccolò Aliano, Assistant Sacristan, is a Scottish Episcopal ordinand.
MEMBERS OF THE VESTRY: 2019/20
Property Committee of the Vestry: The Hon Barnaby Miln (Property Convener), Christopher Hartley.
Music Committee of the Vestry: Ruth Stark (Convener), The Hon Barnaby Miln.
Finance Committee of the Vestry: Bridget Campbell, Christina Paulson-Ellis, Dr Oliver Thomas.
Building Transfer Committee of the Vestry: Bridget Campbell, James Holloway, The Hon Barnaby Miln (Property Convener).
Elected Vestry members usually serve for a term of three years and may serve for a maximum of two consecutive terms.
THE VESTRY is a committee of members elected to administer the temporal affairs of a church or parish. Our vestry supports the life and activities of St Vincent’s, has responsibility for the general control and management of the administration of the business matters of the congregation. We enjoy the use of the St Vincent’s building under the agreement we have with Commandery of Lochore of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus, currently under review. For the purposes of charity law, members of the Vestry are the Charity Trustees of the church.
Our constitution requires that at the Annual General Meeting members of the congregation should elect up to ten members to act as members of the Vestry. There may be vacancies available if you are interested; have a word with the Rector, Canon Allan Maclean.
Andrew Milner and the Hon Barnaby Miln are members of the Diocesan Synod of the Diocese of Edinburgh. James Holloway is the Alternate Member.
The Hon Barnaby Miln is a member of the General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church. He was elected in 2016 for four years, and re-elected in 2020, as the Lay Representative of the Edinburgh Forth Area Council. This is composed of these congregations: Holy Cross, Davidson’s Mains, Edinburgh EH4 5BS; St David of Scotland, Royston Mains Place, Edinburgh EH5 1LH; St Ninian’s, 40 Comely Bank, Edinburgh EH4 1AG; St Paul’s & St George’s, 10 Broughton Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RH; St Philip’s & St James’, 57B Inverleith Row, Edinburgh EH5 5PX; St Vincent’s; St James the Less, John’s Place, Leith EH6 7EL; St Mary of Mount Carmel, Hopetoun Road, South Queensferry EH30 9RB.
Weekly rotas are posted on the vestibule notice board. Help is always needed to read the Epistle and Intercessions, to welcome and hand out books and to take the Collection. If you think you could offer your services, please add your name to the appropriate day or speak to Andy Milner
If you want to help with flower arranging please contact Jenny Stewart
Sacristan: Christopher Hartley
Assistant Sacristan: Niccolò Aliano
Garden: Christopher Hartley
Magazine Editor: David McDowell
Protecting Vulnerable Groups: Christina Paulson-Ellis
Property Convener: The Hon Barnaby Miln
This website: The Hon Barnaby Miln who welcomes photographs (by email) of the living, lively St Vincent’s for this website.
GENERAL ENQUIRIES: Contact@stvincentschapel.org.uk
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MUSICIANS IN RESIDENCE
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