Having thought about being a minister from around the age of 17, David Sinclair ‘put it off’ he says before he ‘gave in’ aged 29 when he was a social worker. He was ordained at 35
with his first parish ministry in StAndrews. Following that, he worked in the Church of Scotland offices in Edinburgh, then was inducted at Wellington in May 2008.
Recently he served as Moderator of Glasgow Presbytery for a year which was ‘an honour’ for him. He has always seen baptisms (of both infants and adults) as particularly happy occasions and healways enjoys the chance to teach or preach.
Looking to the future, he says his hope is that Wellington can continue to provide a faithful witness to the radical and radically inclusive truth of Jesus and enthuse more and more people about it.
Said David: “We have recently been able to build a team of people who work for the congregation who, added to the enormous number of enthusiastic volunteers, make Wellington a great place to be,” he comments. “We are trying to become more than ‘that big building with pillars.’ Wellington can be yet more of a servant to the local community while remaining a place of welcome and of hope. I hope I can continue to play my part in that.”
David has been married to Mary for more than 37 years and they have a dau
ghter and son-in-law, a son and daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren.
In 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.
Student Outreach Worker
Lizy Newswanger is Wellington Church’s student outreach worker and the organizer of
Students@Wellington. She is American and cannot live without coffee. Every Tuesday and Thursday, 3 to 5, she hangs out in a different coffee shop near the university.
Find her and get a free drink! To see where she is this week, check:
With a Scots mother and born in Wales, Anthea Cameron joined the Caledonian Society in Cardiff and met her late husband, James, through Scottish Country Dancing. He was a skilled musician and composer and a much loved member of Wellington.
Anthea joined the congregation of Wellington Church in 1980. Following a secretarial career in industry and financial services, she became Church Administrator in February 2010. Currently, Anthea is also responsible for the administration of Hall Letting.
Apart from working for the Church, Anthea is an ordained Elder and served on the Congregational Life Committee for a number of years before moving on to the Finance and Fabric Committee. She is also an active member of the Church Choir.