Our Priest-in-charge is the Rev Dr Michael Paterson. Michael has been with us since 2017, both as a member of our congregation and presiding at our weekly eucharist in periods of inter-regnum, and on 18 November 2021 he was licenced by Bishop Ian Paton as our Priest-in-charge. A professional trained counsellor, spiritual director and pastoral supervisor, Michael is there to lend a listening ear, to encourage, and to be available to you as a resource for your own journey.
The responsibility of running the church resides jointly with the Priest-in-charge 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 Priest-in-charge
Secretary – Sandra Young
Treasurer – Gordon Pryde
Members – Sue Forman, Erica Lock, Myra Tarr, Alan Taylor and Lesley Yellowlees
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.
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 communion during the joint service, while others are part of the communion stewards’ team.
Gordon Pryde administers the Gift Aid scheme; Jan Benvie is our Protection of Vulnerable Groups Co‑ordinator.