On 13th September, we have our Patronal Festival Service at 10am, when we remember St Mary and give thanks annually for the life of our parish. This year I am pleased we will have as our guest preacher Revd Canon James Milne, who is the Canon Precentor at St Paul’s Cathedral.  St Paul’s are patrons of this parish and James was at my licensing last July with the Dean David Ison.

Before his appointment as Precentor in 2019, Rev’d Canon James Milne had been a Minor Canon and Sacrist at St Paul’s since 2015, a role within the Liturgical Team with responsibility for ceremony, as well as preparing and leading the daily services and liturgical events. 

Having studied at the Universities of Wales and Edinburgh, James was ordained in 1998 to serve as Assistant Curate of St Mary Magdalene, Dundee. In 2001 he was appointed Rector of St Margaret’s Church, Lochee and a Chaplain for NHS Tayside. Before coming to St Paul’s he served as Rector of St Bride’s, Glasgow and Convenor of the Diocesan Development Team for Liturgy and Worship. He was also on the Liturgy Committee of the Scottish Episcopal Church, latterly as Convenor.