Friends of Holy Trinity – Wedge

As part of Holy Trinity keeping connected, we are trying something new! Whilst we still connect online via our live services we can miss the chats as over a cuppa, in the pew, entering and leaving church. Alongside our Blether with HTD Facebook group we’d love to get to know you (the congregation) making friends and connections old and new through our new Friends of HTD questionnaire. 

Next up we have Andrew Wedge. More commonly known as Wedge (or Wedgey) he is a Vestry Member and leads our Youth Fellowship. He is also one of our webmasters and spends a lot of time updating our website (work in progress), Facebook and YouTube channel.

Below are some things you may know or may find surprising to continue building friendships in our Holy Trinity community, even during lockdown.

Andrew and Rachel visiting the Crask inn (The SECs pub/church) on one of our trips
  1. Name?  Andrew Wedge.
  2. Where are you from? From Dunfermline but lived in Bristol and Barrow-in-Furness.
  3. What is/was your occupation? I am a Senior Executive Officer for the Ministry of Defence, I’ve worked on a range of Naval vessels from small ships, super aircraft carriers and submarines.
  4. Explain a little about what faith is to you? Faith brings me hope, faith in our community and in love. Faith has brought me to know so many wonderful people and experience the world in a much brighter, happier way. I try and live my life in a way that shows my faith, through my church work and Boys Brigade.
  5. Favourite pastime/hobby? I love going to the rugby, I go to watch Dunfermline RFC, Edinburgh, Scotland and even the Lions. To see them I have traveled all round the world. I also go and watch the mighty Pars most weeks. I love F1 and have been to multiple races across Europe. In lockdown I’ve been enjoying the virtual F1 races and have refound my love for Railway modelling. I really enjoy swimming and go a few times a week, I am missing that most during lockdown.
I love watching Rugby around the world, I am part of a wonderful group who go away annually, this year we were in Rome – this is some of our group.
  1. What’s your connection to HTD? When the Dockyards naval church closed in the early 90s my parents visited almost every church in the area to find us a new community. I grew up in the Young Church (Sunday School back then) then really found my faith in the Youth Fellowship. Since moving back to Scotland I now run the YF with a wonderful team, sit on Vestry and try to keep our online content new and fresh (the website will hopefully look better soon).
  2. Tell us about your family? I’ve 2 younger brothers; one who also lives in Dunfermline working for a large oil and gas company and the other is studying at uni in Dundee. I live with my wonderful girlfriend Rachel, who I love exploring Scotland with.
  3. Do you have any pets? I had a pet goldfish called Puff for almost 14 years (named after the sounds trains make and puff the magic dragon).
  1. Favourite place you have visited?  The Outer Hebrides is my favourite place, specifically Barra! (Second favourite was a thermal spa in Taupo, New Zealand.)
Hot thermal spas in New Zealand were a welcome break on the Lions Tour
  1. Favourite song or band? It’s thunder and it’s lighting – By We Were Promised Jetpacks
  1. Favourite TV show? I love TV (too much) especially comedies; How I Met your Mother and Still Game are up there as my favourites.
  2. Favourite film? The Dark Knight trilogy is my favourite (but it is 3 films – I prefer them in the order they came out). Superbad is my favourite single film.
  1. A piece of advice you would give? Never give up, more people love you than you will ever know. Just keep going it’ll all be ok in the end, you’ll get to where you were meant to be eventually.
  1. Favourite hymn?  Bless the Lord my soul – from the Taize community.
  1. Favourite colour? Yellow (don’t ask one of my house groups from the provincial youth week why that’s now funny).
  1. Do you have a favourite sport and/or sports team? Edinburgh Rugby and Dunfermline Athletic Football Club.
  1. Favourite treat to eat?  Crisps or Lindt Chocolate Balls (Strawberries and Cream flavour is my fav).
  1. If you were to go to a deserted island what 3 things would you take? Pen and paper to draw with and swim stuff.
  1. What’s top of your bucket list?  See Scotland win a rugby tournament but until then next on my list is to tour the Inner Hebrides (we have explored Orkney, Shetland, NC500, The Highlands, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Perthshire and the Outer Hebrides so far).
  2. An interesting fact about you that might surprise me? 2 years ago I had a Sauna and large bath installed in my house, both do wonders to keep on top of my physical and mental health.
Sunset from our Hotel on Barra

If you would like to take part in our questionnaire (you can answer some or all the questions – you get to choose) please email ku.gro.hcruhcytinirtylohnull@retsambew and we will send over the instructions.

Thanks for helping us show a church is not a building it is its people during this challenging time.