Church Office Email addresses

The main office address which is monitored by each of the office holders below is: churchoffice(at)

(Submissions for the weekly newsletter should be sent to newsletter(at)

Office Holders

Our Rector. Iain Lothian (rector(at)

Although from Scottish roots, Iain was born in New Delhi, India and has worked in England for most of his life, attempting to instil the joys of Shakespeare and poetry in students. He was ordained in Sheffield in 2005, where his most recent post has involved bringing an Anglican and Methodist church together. His experience of working in India, on placement, challenged his faith greatly and he has found wisdom in Creation Spirituality, Liberation Theology and the Contemplative tradition of Christianity.

He is married to Fiona, who works with refugees, as a psychotherapist and has two sons, one of whom has just graduated from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance in Leeds whilst the other is studying History at Manchester University. In his spare time Iain enjoys theatre, cinema, cycling and watching pretty much anything involving a ball.

Chair of Vestry. Geoffrey Stevenson (vestrychair(at)

Geoffrey is from the USA, and he has taught preaching at New College. He was the Director of the Centre for Christian Communication at Durham University, but was before that an actor, specialising in mime and physical theatre. Through it all, his heart has been for telling the Christian story in ways that can be heard in contemporary culture.

Treasurer. Colin Finalyson (treasurer(at)

Colin has been a member of St James all his adult life and was, until recently, an active lay reader. Formerly a secondary school headteacher he is now involved as a Trustee with local charity Building Bridges. He has been treasurer of St James for many years and sees his role as helping develop the church as an effective organisation, and worship and a church building fit for purpose in the 21st century

Secretary. Elspeth Grant (secretary(at)

Elspeth is Vestry secretary (for the second time) and has been a member of St James’ for many years and is also part of the Music Group. She volunteers regularly with Scripture Union with catering in one of the residential outdoor centres. She has been a teacher and learning assistant in Primary schools, and a nursing assistant.

Protecting Vulnerable People contact. (PVG[at]

The Scottish Episcopal Church recognises the special status of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

They are to be respected as persons in their own right, created and loved by God. We, therefore, commit ourselves to take all steps within our power to keep children, young people and vulnerable adults safe from physical, sexual and emotional harm.

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