I am very pleased to announce the appointment of the Revd Duncan Strathie as Rector of the linked charge of St Kessog, Auchterarder and St James, Muthill.
Duncan comes with a great deal of experience in forming and training candidates for ministry and as a parish priest, most recently in the Diocese of Birmingham. Duncan writes:
“I am very excited at the prospect of serving the people of St James, Muthill and St Kessog, Auchterarder as their new Rector, and I am looking forward at reconnecting with my roots. My wife Katrina shares my excitement. For the past seven years I have been vicar of Moseley in in the city of Birmingham – a suburban village with two churches. Moving to Auchterarder will offer a welcome contrast. The folk from the two church communities that I have already met have been so warm and welcoming, that I am really looking forward to meeting others in Muthill and Auchterarder and the surrounding area.”
Duncan will be instituted as Rector at the end of March 2023, in time for Holy Week and Easter. I am looking forward very much indeed to welcoming Duncan and Katrina to the Diocese. Please pray for them, and for the congregations of St Kessog and St James as they prepare to welcome Duncan and Katrina to their new home.