New Priest for St Martin’s Dundee and St Paul’s Cathedral Dundee
Bishop Andrew and the vestries of St Martin’s Dundee and St Paul’s Cathedral Dundee are delighted to announce that the Rev Roxanne Campbell, presently curate at St Mary Magdalene’s Dundee, will begin new shared roles in the Diocese of Brechin as she finishes her curacy this June.
She will be licensed as Priest in Charge (Transitional Minister) for St Martin’s Dundee on Saturday 25th June and licensed as ‘Priest for Outreach’, a colleague for the Provost, at an evening service in the cathedral on Sunday 26th June. The timings of the services will be confirmed and advertised.
Bishop Andrew said, “We are all delighted that Roxanne will remaining in the Diocese as this next phase of her ministry begins. She will lead and support St Martin’s in Derby Street after Francis and Helen Bridger moved on last autumn. As we emerge from the pandemic, this church is looking to engage with opportunities such as extensive new housing in their neighbourhood. The newly created role in the Cathedral will help and support Provost Elizabeth and the cathedral congregation as they also recover from pandemic constraints and seek to engage with the wider community in Dundee city centre.”
In St Martin’s, Roxanne will be both the incumbent for the church and also a ‘transitional minister’, where churches are guided by a specially trained and supported cleric to work together and explore their history, present gifts and future possibilities. There is an increasing number of churches in Brechin and the wider SEC, all with very different contexts, that are taking this approach to helping churches recover and find sustainable patterns of ministry.
Roxanne knows Brechin Diocese very well indeed, having entered discernment for ordained ministry as an active member of St Paul’s Cathedral. She did placements in Dundee during her training at the Scottish Episcopal Institute and served her curacy initially at St Ninian’s Mid-Craigie, then at St Mary Magdalene’s in the city centre. She graduated in theology from the University of St Andrew’s in 2008 and before ordination worked in the Dundee area. Her husband, Neil, works for the Church of Scotland and their daughter is about to begin secondary school this year.
Roxanne said, “I am delighted and excited to accept these roles. I am very much looking forward to working with the congregations of St. Martin’s and St. Paul’s and their communities to explore and discern where God’s call might be leading as both of these churches seek to live out the Good News in their own contexts.”
Please keep Roxanne, Neil and family in your prayers as they prepare for this change of ministry.