The Rector informed the congregations in person and on line that she will be leaving All Saints at the end of August, this morning 6th June, the diocesan announcement is below.
The Rt Rev Kevin Pearson, Bishop of the United Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev Kirstin Freeman as Rector of the Charges of Holy Name, Cumbernauld and St Paul & St John the Evangelist, Monklands.
Arrangements for housing are currently being made for this post and will be finalized in due course.
Details of the Institution will be announced as more is known about the levels of restrictions we shall have to operate under during the coming months.
Kirstin says, ‘I am excited to be joining the congregations at Monklands and Cumbernauld; and as we work together for the glory of God in the north-eastern corner of the diocese, I am hugely looking forward to the great adventure that God has called us into.’
Kirstin comes to this post from the Charge of All Saints, Bearsden where she has served since 2009.Bishop Kevin says, ‘We are delighted that Kirstin is perceiving the call of these two Charges to help them discern the Holy Spirit’s promptings to engage in the development of ministry for the coming years in Cumbernauld and Monklands. She brings with her much passion, imagination and commitment to growing creative ministry in both Charges as they look to a future through and beyond the pandemic experience. It is vital to the future life of these Charges that Kirstin is able to bring fresh and vital energy, direction and vision to the work of the Scottish Episcopal Church in both areas. The excitement of the potential for the future in both Vestries is a source of enormous consolation for all concerned and I look forward to the work of the Vestries and Property Committee in enabling the housing needs to make this work able to flourish for the life of our Diocese.’
Please pray for Kirstin and her family as she prepares to leave Bearsden in the coming months and move to Holy Name, Cumbernauld and St Paul & St John the Evangelist, Monklands.