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Rector – The Rev Alison Cozens

Alison was ordained deacon in 1987 and priest in 1994. She worked in the Scottish borders during her first curacy, then in north Edinburgh at Holy Cross, Davidsons Mains, before serving for many years at St Columba’s by the Castle in Edinburgh city centre. Most recently she has ministered within the Church of England in one of the most diverse parts of Leicester. Alison and her husband Peter moved to Dunfermline in April 2015. alison_cozens01

Alison is responsible for leading worship and exercising pastoral care in the congregation, so do feel free to get in touch with her on any matters regarding St Margaret’s. You can find out how to contact her at this link.


The responsibility of running the church resides jointly with the Rector and the Vestry, who work closely together.

The Vestry is a volunteer body elected by the church members at the annual general meeting, held in November. They are also the Trustees of the church.

The Vestry consists of:

Chairman – The Rector

Secretary – Sandra Young

Treasurer – Gordon Pryde

Members – Sue Forman, Erica Lock, Sue Masson,  Myra Tarr and Alan Taylor

Lay Representative – Valerie Leslie

[Alternate Lay Representative – Erica Lock]

Methodist representative – Dave Ward

Two Vestry members represent St Margaret’s on the Methodist Property Committee, and one on the Methodist Church Council.

Vestry and the Methodist Church Council meet jointly twice a year.

Lay Ministry

Members of both churches lead our Sunday@Six worship, four members are licenced to administer the chalice during communion, and two members are licenced to administer home communion.

Some members assist in administering Methodist communion during the joint service, while others are part of the Methodist communion stewards’ team.


Gordon Pryde administers the Gift Aid scheme; Jan Benvie is our Protection of Vulnerable Groups Co‑ordinator.

Coming up …
  • 22 January 2018
    7:30 pm Ecumenical Study Group
  • 23 January 2018
    10:00 am EDWJ Group
  • 23 January 2018
    7:00 pm St Margaret's Vestry meeting

More details at this link


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Regular services

(except 4th)

0930 Sung Eucharist

(occasionally we start at 0915 – see What’s on for details)

1100 Methodist Worship

4th Sundays:
Worship together

0900 Breakfast and “Messy Church” during term-time
1100 Joint Communion

1st Sundays

1800 “Sunday@Six”

(not every month, and occasionally on a Saturday – see What’s on for details)