The Rector is the Very Rev Dr Francis Bridger who is also Dean of Brechin diocese. He has written or edited 12 books on practical theology.

Prior to coming to Broughty Ferry, Francis served in parishes in England and the USA, as well as holding the post of Principal in two theological training institutions.  You can find out more about him at

He is married to…

The Associate Rector, the Rev Helen Bridger.  Helen has been ordained since 2005 and has served as a parish priest both in the Diocese of Los Angeles and in the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham.  Immediately prior to her arrival at St Mary's she was a hospital chaplain in Norfolk.

The Assisting Priest is the Rev William Neill.  Born in Edinburgh, he served for thirty years as a Church of Scotland Minister, and thereafter as a teacher of religious education.  Having joined the Scottish Episcopal Church in 2011, he was ordained to the diaconate in 2015.  He has his own website at