Rector of St James, Cupar and St Mary, Ladybank

The Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane is very pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Sarah Miller as Rector of the charge of St James, Cupar and St Mary, Ladybank. The service of Institution will take place later this year, and an announcement about the date will be made shortly. Sarah will be warmly welcomed to her new ministry by the congregation to St James’ and St Mary’s, and to her new home in Cupar.

Sarah was ordained in the Diocese of Norwich, and has served in a number of parishes, in Norfolk, Manchester, Gloucestershire, and Newcastle, and most recently assisting in the Diocese of Edinburgh while engaging in further academic studies. Sarah will be very welcome as she joins us in the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane.





Message from Revd Sarah Miller

I am delighted to have been appointed Rector of St James’ and St Mary’s and look forward to working with you in Cupar and Ladybank.

I have been a parish priest in the Church of England for most of my previous ministry in Manchester, Tewkesbury and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  Since leaving my last post, I have been on a volunteer placement in India, studied at New College, Edinburgh for a Master of Theology degree and had a time of discernment with a religious community in Oxford, the Sisters of the Love of God at Fairacres.  I now look forward to bringing the enrichment of all these experiences to ministry at St James’ and St Mary’s.

I have loved Fife since early student days in St Andrews and have enjoyed getting to know the Scottish Episcopal Church.  It will be wonderful to return to Scotland and serve in the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane.

I look forward so much to meeting you all and sharing in ministry with you.

With warm greetings


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It is a pleasure to welcome Ian Boa as Office Administrator and PVG Co-Ordinator at the Diocesan Office. Ian brings a wealth of Church and administrative experience, and is a very welcome addition to the Diocesan Team. Thank you to Eleanor and Holly and to Brendan Grimley, for keeping things going during the vacancy.

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We are delighted to announce the appointment of the Rev. Aaron Jackman as rector of St Saviour’s, Bridge of Allan and St Madoc’s, Doune. We hope Aaron will be instituted in November or December. He is currently priest in charge of St Peter’s, Musselburgh we all look forward to welcoming Aaron and his family to the Diocese.
I am excited to soon be assuming the role of Rector of St. Saviour’s, Bridge of Allan & St. Modoc’s, Doune. After two rewarding years as Priest-in-Charge of a church in Musselburgh, my wife, our two children, and I are eagerly looking forward to establishing long-term roots in this vibrant community. Bridge of Allan and Doune, nestled in the heart of Scotland, offers not only breathtaking natural beauty but also the warmth and hospitality of its residents. I am excited to embark on this journey of service, faith, and community, and I look forward to getting to know and serving alongside the wonderful people of this area.
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Farewell lunch for Karen.  Back Row: Brendan Grimley and Bishop Ian.  Front Row: Eleanor McGourty and Karen Keifer

Thank you and appreciation to Karen Keifer as she leaves us this month, after serving for 3 years as Digital Missioner. Karen has achieved so much for us, helping charges to become equipped for online worship, and the Diocese to improve online communication. Please pray for Karen as an Ordinand at SEI as she begins her training for ministry

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The Scottish Episcopal Church is working towards achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2030.  The Diocesan Youth Committee are launching an exciting competition for Children and Young People in the Diocese to create a Christmas E Card for Bishop Ian, and others to send around friends and family this Christmas. Christmas Cards are expensive and aren’t always good for the Environment. This competition is to design an E-card that can be sent to family and friends this Christmas, while acknowledging the climate crisis we are in.

The scope for entries is that we are looking for an image, digital or hand drawn that can be made into an E-Card, for sharing this Christmas.

There are three prizes of vouchers of the winner’s own choice: £50, £25 and £15

Entries open on Monday 2nd  October 2023 and close on Wednesday 15th November 5pm.

Winners will be announced shortly after the closing date.

To download entry forms and further information please click the link below:

C&TCC Competition Entry Form 2023

Entries accompanied by the entry form can be sent online to

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The Holy Eucharist is celebrated in the beautiful 17th Century Chapel of St Michael & All Angels at Glamis Castle on two Sundays each month.  On Sunday 1st October the Service included the annual Thanksgiving for the Harvest.  This is a real offering of the community at Glamis Castle.  Wheat is grown on the Strathmore Estate.  Leading to Harvest bread, along with a cheeky harvest mouse, baked in the Castle kitchen by Wendy.  Grapes grown by Des and his team, in the Walled Garden, were offered along with a variety of fruits and vegetables which are mentioned in the Bible.


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At St Mary, Dunblane, on Saturday, 23 September, 2023,  Rachael Wright was ordained priest.














The newest priest in the Diocese of St Andrews, Dunblane and Dunkeld with her Bishop and colleagues. Congratulations Rachael!

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Host Families and Supported Lodgings Carers wanted!

Could you make a difference for a young person living in Perth and Kinross?

Our Throughcare and Aftercare Team in Education and Children’s Services are currently seeking prospective carers for:

  1. Unaccompanied children and young people seeking asylum, coming from difficult circumstances in countries around the globe; and
  2. Young people from Perth and Kinross who are care experienced and are moving towards adulthood and independent living.

If you have a spare room, enjoy the company of young people and would like to support them to gain the life skills they need, you could become part of our team of carers.

There’s no one kind of person that could become a Host Family or Supported Lodgings carer. You can be single or married, from the LGBTQ+ community, own your own home or rent, be working or retired. As long as you have room for a young person in your home and time to support them, we’d like to hear from you.

The Council provides full training and ongoing support to carers. Weekly fees are paid to enable you to deliver the support and guidance the young person in your care needs.

For more information, please contact Jenni McRae or Gina Mramor by email to

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Walking with Signpost International

There is a great opportunity to join Pilgrim Pastor Duncan Weaver and the Signpost charity and walk the Fife Pilgrim Way over 5 days from Thursday 14th to Tuesday 19th September. Why not sign up for one or all of the days. If you want a short day Saturday 17th is only 7 miles!!

Further information on this opportunity can be found at

To see more information on the Fife Pilgrim Way Pilgrim Pastorate, click here.

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