The Rev’d Canon Kenny Rathband

Rector at Holy Trinity since 2018. Kenny retired on the 31st August, celebrating his last service on the 12th September 2021.

Born in 1960 Kenny was Dean of the diocese of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane in the Scottish Episcopal Church, for over 14 years before steeping down due to his early retirement.

He was educated at the University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh Theological College and was ordained deacon in 1986, and priest in 1987. After a curacy at St Paul’s Cathedral, Dundee he was Team Vicar at St Martin’s in the city until 1989, and then at St Philips and St James’, Edinburgh until 1991. He moved north into the diocese of St Andrews Dunkeld and Dunblane becoming Rector  of St Ninian’s, Alyth, with St Catherine’s, Blairgowrie, and St Anne’s, Coupar. Leaving the charge after almost 20 years Kenny moved to Dunfermline in 2018 taking charge of both Holy Trinity Dunfermline and St Margaret’s Rosyth.

Kenny oversaw the move to live streaming, covering almost 200 online services from initial concept to the full system we have today. Working through the Covid-19 pandemic and trailing new ways to connect across the congregation. You can watch his full final service here.

On the 21st November 2021 at the Diocesan Evensong Kenny formally stepped down as Dean of the Diocese, he had retired from the role on the 1st September. He was made an honorary Canon in recognition of his time spent as Dean between 2007 and 2021. Kenny and Ruth moved back to Blairgowrie at the end of 2021.