ABOUT US

Our Vision for St David's is to be a body of people who are moving UPWARDS in worship which glorifies God the Father, INWARDS in fellowship which expresses the love of Christ and OUTWARDS in word and action to our community in the power of the Spirit.

WHO WE ARE

Meet the team at St David's 

Hi, I'm Gigha Lennox and I am St David's Children & Families Worker. 

Everyday I feel truly blessed to have my faith and it only makes me happier to see it in others, it's even sweeter to see it in children and young people, to know their faith will only grow and blossom with time if you nurture it; also a quote from Frank.A.Clark sums up why I love what I do perfectly, 'There's nothing that can help you understand your beliefs more than trying to explain them to an inquisitive child'.

Hello, I’m Michael Mair. I’m the minister here at St. David’s.

Being a minister is brilliant because every day is different, an older colleague of mine once described ministry as getting to “waste time with others”. I’d love to spend time with you – so if I’m in, give me a shout and we can grab coffee/tea/water and chat away.

Our Vision for St David's is to be a body of people who are moving UPWARDS in worship which glorifies God the Father, INWARDS in fellowship which expresses the love of Christ and OUTWARDS in word and action to our community in the power of the Spirit.

WHO WE ARE

Meet the team at St David's 

Rev Michael Mair

Michael has been minister at St David's since January 2014. He was born in Fairmilehead and grew up in Newton Mearns and when he felt his call to ministry moved to the capital to study Theology at Edinburgh Universities New College, where he met his wife Laura. Michael loves being a minister, the reason for which he says is, "everyday is different, and you get to share life with people and bring something of God into whatever people are facing." When not at St David's he loves to go hill walking with his two Pomeranians Arthur & Martin and explore the beauty of God's creation.

Gigha MacPherson

Gigha is the incredible Children & Families Worker at St David's. Originally from Troon, Gigha has lived and worked in London & the USA, before settling in the East of Scotland with her husband, Andrew. Gigha joined the staff team in August 2016 and brings enthusiasm, energy and laughter to the team. She is passionate about young people and sharing life & faith with them. Outside of St David's Gigha runs her own business.

 

Alan Midwinter

Alan joined us in April 2018 as St David's Pastoral Assistant. With his time as a Salvation Army Officer for over 20 years, working in the care industry and for Alzheimer's Scotland he has a varied background with lots of experience to bring to the staff team. Alan loves to spend time with people and hear their story, and truly values relationships. Outside of St David's Alan runs his own Charity called 'Forget me Notes' for people with dementia & their families. 

Debbi Scott

Debbi joined the team at St David's in early 2019 as our Connections Project Worker, which connects with single parent families in Broomhouse. She is kind and caring, and is excited to connect with many people through her work and be someone people can turn to. Outside of St David's Debbi is a loving mother to her two children and loves spending time with her family.

Session Clerk

George Dickson

Halls Convenor

Pat Ironside

Organist & Choir Director

Andrew Davidson

St David's Elders

June 2017

 
HISTORY OF ST DAVID'S

St David's Broomhouse began in a wooden hut at Broomhouse Bank which was vacated on the formation of St. Nicolas Sighthill on 8 September 1957.  The parish of St Nicolas was divided by Edinburgh Presbytery who decided that both Sighthill and Broomhouse could each sustain a Church of their own.  A number of people in Broomhouse stayed on and continued to worship in the “Old Hut” as it became known and it was used for worship until the present church was opened in 1965.

In 1959, the site of the old Saughton farmhouse was acquired by the Church of Scotland Extension Committee to build a new Church for the Broomhouse congregation.

In 1961, a Basis of Union was agreed which translated the name and rich traditions of St. David’s Morrison Street to the new congregation in Broomhouse.

The first service of the new united congregation took place on 17th September 1961 and was conducted by the Rev John Stirling who along with some 70 members of the Morrison Street church made the move to a new home in Broomhouse. 

The new church building was designed by Mr William G. Dey, an architect and an assessor elder for the congregation from St. Anne’s Corstorphine. Building of the new site commenced with the founding stone being laid on the 27th July 1963 and it was with great anticipation and much joy that the formal dedication of the present Church and a suite of Halls took place on 30th January 1965.

St. David’s has had seven ministers viz. Rev. W.W. Johnstone (1958 - 1960); Rev John Sirling (1951 - 1961 at Morrison St and 1961 - 1963 at Broomhouse); Rev. Ronald N. Sewell (1964 - 1973); Rev. C. Peter White (1974 - 1990); Rev Neil J. Dougall (1991 - 2003); Rev. Rob Mackenzie (2005 - 2013) and Rev. Michael J. Mair (2014 – present).

The congregation celebrated its 50th anniversary with a series of services and events during the week of the 11th-18th September 2011 where the very Rev. David Arnott led worship.

© St David's Broomhouse. Scottish Charity No. SC004746