Our new Rector

We are delighted to welcome Rev’d Nicholas (Nick) Bowry, who will be Instituted as Rector of St James the Less, Penicuik and St Mungo’s, West Linton, on Wednesday 9th 0ctober 2019, at St James the Less church.

He comes to us from the Diocese of Aberdeen, where he had responsibility for two churches, at St Clement’s, Mastrick, and St Ninian’s, Seaton.

A relatively recent entrant to the priesthood, Nick was ordained Priest in 2017. In his previous career, he held many posts in HR with a range of organisations, including the University of Edinburgh and the Medical Research Council.

He has been a member of the Scottish Episcopal Church’s Administration Board and served on General Synod. He has also initiated many projects involving local communities.

He owns to preferring an anglo-catholic style of worship, and values the role of music in worship. He is also a member of the Iona Community, Cursillo and enjoys Taize worship.

He continues to enjoy walking the pilgrim way to Santiago de Compestela when he can. [See right: after 5 weeks of walking el Camino de Santiago, having started in Santander, at the lighthouse at Cape Finisterre (Cabo Fisterra in Galician), at the zero km ‘monolito’ giving a big hint you can walk no further west.]

Apart from walking, he likes reading. Oh, and he has a dog, named Jep, who will doubtless accompany Nick on his perambulations around Penicuik, meeting and chatting to folk.