Discover Wellington: Meet the Reverend Dr Roger Sturrock

roger-sturrockIn both pastoral care and taking services, Roger Sturrock gives the impression of a lifelong minister, so it comes as a surprise to many that he was ordained in 2014.

Born in Dundee, Scotland, Roger moved to Australia at the age of 3 before moving to Wales when he was 7. He was educated in both Wales and England, eventually attending the University of London to study medicine. Even while studying, Roger remained active in church life, and met his wife, Helen, through the Christian Union.

After working in Northern Nigeria for 2 years, Roger became a Professor of Rheumatology at the University of Glasgow. Roger also trained as a Reader in the Church of Scotland, a role he greatly enjoyed.

While most people would take a well-earned break upon retirement, Roger wasn’t about to let the time go to waste. He obtained a Bachelor of Divinity from the University of Glasgow, transferred to Ordained Local Ministries, and was ordained in June of 2014. His work for Wellington Church is voluntary, and the congregation is thankful for the time and talent he gives with such an open heart.

Roger and Helen have three daughters and eight grandchildren, and enjoy curling and gentle hillwalking. Roger is a ballet buff and keen fan of science fiction, self-identifying as a Trekkie.


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