Our People

The Very Reverend Canon Allan Maclean, sometime Provost of Oban Cathedral
The Very Reverend Canon Allan Maclean, sometime Provost of Oban Cathedral. Instituted to St Vincent’s on 22nd January 2015.



Canon Allan Maclean

Email: Rector@stvincentschapel.org.uk

Telephone: 0131-225 8609








The Reverend Dr Mike Hull (also Director of Studies in the Scottish Episcopal Institute)








The Reverend William Mounsey
The Reverend Fr William L. F. Mounsey  (also Chaplain to The Royal Air Forces Association and Interim Pastor in the Diocese in Europe)











St Vincent’s participates in training for ministry. Canon Allan Maclean and the Hon Barnaby Miln are 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 Catherdral, 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.



Les Shankland, Director of Music
Les Shankland Director of Music, Sunday Morning Organist and Director of Coro Vincenzo, our occasional choir.









William D Watt, organist
William D Watt Sunday Evening Organist









Canon Allan Maclean, Rector and Chairman of the Vestry


Dr Andrew Mason


Andy Milner, Locum Treasurer, Helping Hands Co-ordinator and Diocesan Synod Lay Representative


Angela Wilson


Augusta Maclean, Artist in Residence


The Hon Barnaby Miln, Property Convenor, General Synod and Diocesan Synod


Bridget Campbell


Christopher Hartley, Sacristan


James Holloway CBE, Alternate Diocesan Synod Lay Representative


Dr Oliver Thomas


Ruth Stark MBE, Hospitality and Music sub-committee


Suja Kurien-Hartley


William Crossman, Secretary

Property Committee of the Vestry: The Hon Barnaby Miln (Property Convener), The Rector, Christopher Hartley.

Music Committee of the Vestry: Ruth Stark (Convener), The Rector, The Hon Barnaby Miln. 

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.


The Rector, 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 is the Lay Representative of the Edinburgh Forth Area Council which 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’sSt 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 can help with hospitality please contact Ruth Stark

Jenny Stewart, flower arranging co-ordinator

If you want to help with flower arranging please contact Jenny Stewart

Sacristan: Christopher Hartley

Assistant Sacristan: Niccolò Aliano

Garden: Christopher Hartley

Magazine Editor: Christina Paulson-Ellis

Protecting Vulnerable Groups: Christina Paulson-Ellis

Property Convenor: Hon Barnaby Miln

This website: The Hon Barnaby Miln [Webmaster@stvincentschapel.org.ukwho welcomes photographs (by email) of the living, lively St Vincent’s for this website.

GENERAL ENQUIRIES: Contact@stvincentschapel.org.uk



The Reverend Professor Gordon Graham FRSE, Director of the Edinburgh Sacred Arts Foundation










Dr Harry Whalley Composer in Residence at St Vincent’s (also Course Director in Music Composition and Technology at the University for the Creative Arts)



The Edinburgh Quartet resident at St Vincent’s since October 2014


Augusta Maclean Artist in Residence








Sacristan Christopher Hartley (left) with Property Convenor Barnaby Miln in June 2016 Sacristan Christopher Hartley (left) with Property Convenor Barnaby Miln in June 2016

Vestry member, James Holloway presents flowers, speaking in Italian, to Mrs Eleonora Hull.
Vestry member, James Holloway presents flowers to Mrs Eleonora Hull, wife of our Assistant Priest, the Reverend Dr Mike Hull following his licensing to St Vincent’s.


Susan Paul reads from the 4th Chapter of the Epistle to the Ephesians.
Mrs Susan Paul reads from the 4th Chapter of the Epistle to the Ephesians.





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