The position of Rector is currently Vacant
The Very Rev’d Hunter Farquharson – Interim Priest
Our Rector, the Rev’d Canon Kenny Rathband stepped down at the end of August 2021.
Applications are now open to fill this position, if you or someone you know may be interested please get in touch for any further information.
After the announcement that Kenny was to retire later in 2021 the Vestries of Holy Trinity Dunfermline and St Margaret’s Rosyth learned on Monday 12th July that Bishop Ian had asked the Very Rev’d Hunter Farquharson to be Interim Pastor for the charge. Hunter will be known to those who attended Holy Trinity in 1997-1999 when he was Rector. Known for leading the YF and multiple social events across the year in addition to his role as Rector. Many of us know Hunter from current his role as Provost in our Diocesan Cathedral in Perth. We look forward to welcoming him back to Holy Trinity over the next few months.
Whilst Hunter supports us pastorally he will not celebrate with us every Sunday, having many duties as Provost of the Cathedral. We will continue to be blessed with the kind assistance of Priests from across the Diocese until such time as a replacement for Kenny has been appointed.
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.
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 has agreed to cover many of our services during the interregnum.
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 occasionally presides at Holy Trinity’s Thursday service.
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.
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.