Rev. Dr. Jean Kirkwood Inducted and Ordained

On Friday 27th November Townhill Church was packed full to see the Reverend Dr. Jean Kirkwood inducted and ordained as minister of Townhill and Kingseat Church.

The church had been vacant since the previous minister Rev Rosemary Smith died in 2014.

This is the Rev Dr Kirkwood’s first charge and she looks forward to being involved in both communities over the coming months. She has lived in Dunfermline for a number of years and has just finished a year as assistant minister with Dunfermline Abbey. Before deciding to train for the ministry she was a member of Gillespie Church in the town.

The manse is situated in Kingseat and Rev Dr Kirkwood and her husband, Alan, and three children have moved in. The congregation looks forward to working with her and getting to know the new minister over the next few months.


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