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Duddingston Kirk, Edinburgh


Services: Sundays 10.30 am, Wednesdays 10 am

Numbers are limited – advance booking essential

Letter from the Manse

Hello Duddingston Kirk,

My name is Kirsty Forsyth. I am a probationer Deacon and have been with you at Duddingston since 1 September 2021. I hope that I will have had a chance to meet and speak with you but, for those of you whom I have not had a chance to talk with yet, let me share a little about myself.

I have finished my Master of Divinity degree, graduating from New College, Edinburgh University in August 2021. I appreciated the time to study, learning more about God and ministry in my time at New College. I also made good friends who are also in training for ministry, including Douglas Reid who was with you at Duddingston in 2018/19.

Prior to beginning my journey into ministry, I was a paramedic in the Scottish Ambulance Service based in Edinburgh, a job that I really enjoyed and found rewarding. I live in the Inch area of the city, but I am originally from Penicuik. I visit Penicuik regularly as I have family there. My Mum and Dad live in Aberdeenshire, and I try to visit them when I can. I enjoy walking, catching up with friends and visiting new places.

In the short time that I have been at Duddingston, Rev Dr Jack has expanded my learning, as have the people of Duddingston Kirk. Your warm welcome and hospitality have encouraged me. I look forward to learning more from you all. I have the privilege of being with you until the end of 2022. I will be splitting my time between Duddingston Kirk and Richmond Craigmillar which is an exciting opportunity to see a variety of ministries in my probation training period.

Yours, kirsty Forsyth