New Dean for the Diocese of Brechin
The Rt Rev Dr Nigel Peyton, Bishop of Brechin, has today announced his appointment of the Rev Dr Francis Bridger as Dean of the Diocese of Brechin, and says 'Dr Bridger brings a long and wide experience of Anglican Church life and ministry development and I look forward to working with him in the Diocese of Brechin.'
Dr Bridger is Rector of St Mary’s Church, Broughty Ferry. Prior to taking up the appointment in St Mary’s in September this year, Dr Bridger was Principal of the East Midlands Ministry Training Course at Nottingham University and Professor of Anglican Studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, California.
In accepting the appointment as Dean, Dr Bridger says 'I am delighted to accept Bishop Nigel’s invitation to serve as Dean. It will be an honour to work with him and with colleagues throughout the diocese as we move forward in mission during 2013 and beyond.'
Dr Bridger will be installed as Dean of the Diocese in a special service in St Paul’s Cathedral, Dundee on 13 January 2013, the guest preacher will be the Very Rev Susan Macdonald, Dean of Edinburgh Diocese.