Ministry Team

Holy Trinity Dunfermline is served by a wonderful team of full time and retired ministers. We also have a Lay team who support our community.

16 Rectors have held the role since our doors opened at Holy Trinity Dunfermline in 1841.

The Rev’d Lara Dose – Rector

Rev’d Lara Dose with +Ian

The Rev’d Lara Ellen Dose was instituted as our new Rector on 6th Dec 2022.

Lara served as Priest in Charge of St Andrew’s with St Agnes’ and Town Centre Chaplain, Romford in the Diocese of Chelmsford, Essex.  Prior to ordination she trained at Westcott House, University of Cambridge and completed an MA in Interfaith Dialogue through Heythrop College, University of London. 

In 2000, she was appointed the first Director of the National Network for the Arts in Health (NNAH).  NNAH was established to provide information and resources to the Arts in Health field, and to promote good practise within government and NGO’s at a local, national and international level.

Lara moved to Scotland to join us at the end of 2022, to work with the Wardens, Vestry and congregation in developing future growth.  Dunfermline stands in the midst of great change on global, national and local levels.  Holy Trinity Dunfermline will be at the heart of these exciting opportunities and is poised to make enthusiastic contributions through both presence and prayer.

The Rev’d Canon (Prof) Oliver O’Donovan

Born in 1945, Oliver is an Anglican priest and academic, known for his work in the field of Christian ethics. He also made contributions to Political Theology, both contemporary and historical. He was Regis Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at the University of Oxford from 1982 to 2006, and was Professor of Christian Ethics and Practical Theology at the University of Edinburgh from 2006 to 2013.

Ordained in 1972 as Deacon he became Priest in 1973. Now retired from the University and living in Dunfermline Oliver is a Member of Holy Trinity and will occasionally preside over our services.

Oliver often leads study groups throughout the year, open to everyone to look through passages and parts of the bible. These are well attended and a really valuable part of the life at Holy Trinity Dunfermline.

The Rev Canon (Prof) Oliver O’Donovan

Rev’d Ross Kennedy (Father Ross)

Father Ross was born in Dunfermline but moved South and became a Priest in the Church of England. When he retired and moved back to Scotland Ross joined our clergy team. He has been instrumental in the training of many curates since his return as a member of Holy Trinity Father Ross was made Honorary Priest and regularly presides over our services. Fr Ross covered many of our services during the interregnum and often covers services and still leads on some life events for the congregation.

Father Ross

The Rev’d Canon Christine Fraser (Fife Cluster YF)

Last but by no means least is Christine Fraser. Rector at St Peters Kirkcaldy Christine has become an integral part of our Youth Ministry at Holy Trinity. Recently made a Canon of the Diocese Christine is incredibly hard working and with her dog Bubbles, the Youth Fellowship mascot, Christine helps our Youth Leaders provide a space for young adults to grow in themselves and their faith. Christine also is supporting Lara into this new role as she was designated as provider of pastoral care during our interregnum.

The Revd Canon Christine Fraser

Lay Involvement

At Holy Trinity Dunfermline we are also blessed with a range of lay members of the congregation who support the ministry team, ministering to various groups including our Youth & Children and take home communion out into the community.

Curates and those on Discernment/Training

Holy Trinity Dunfermline has aways welcomed those through discernment and training to spend time in our community. We are always happy to support new applicants and we feel they enrich the life of our own community.

Our Bishop

Holy Trinity Dunfermline is part of the Diocese of St Andrew’s, Dunkeld and Dunblane, and our Bishop is the Rt Rev’d Ian Paton.

The Rt Rev’d Ian Paton

Our previous Rector, the Rev’d Canon Kenny Rathband stepped down at the end of August 2021.