Our Stories

If it’s true of any church, it’s true of St. Andrew’s – that the people matter much more than the building! Here we give you the opportunity to get to know some of our people as they share something of their story – what St. Andrew’s has meant to them.


I am married to Scott and we have two grown children – a son and a daughter – and a lovely three-year-old granddaughter who keeps me on my toes.

I retired three years ago after an interesting career which spanned primary teaching, working in Social Work and latterly lecturing at Angus College.

I became a Christian in 1983. I say ‘became’ because that was when I made an active decision to follow Christ.



When I was about six or seven Martin spoke during his children’s talk about how the church is one big family. One of the ladies in church turned round from the pew in front on me and told me she would be my Auntie Margaret. At this point I rather loudly declared that ‘I already have an Auntie Margaret and don’t think I need another one, thank you!’
At age six the idea of the church family was clearly pretty much lost on me but is now one of the things that I love about St. Andrew’s Church.



I’ve never been a stranger to church. I was brought up within a Christian family from Grandparents down. I attended Sunday School and Girls Brigade where I was able to learn more about the stories of God. I went on to Bible Class and read the bible most nights as a teenager. I then became a Girls Brigade Officer and Youth Group leader to our church youth group before getting married and coming to live in Arbroath. I am certainly no stranger here in St. Andrew’s Church having been attending since I got married and been involved in the praise band for many years.


The bottom line is that everyone has their story – some of them more dramatic, some more ordinary. Whoever you are and no matter what your story is, there’s a place for you at St. Andrew’s. Who knows – one day you may want to share your story on this page too!