Rev. Alasdair Graham graduated from the University of Glasgow with a Bachelor of Divinity and Diploma in Ministry in 1980. After a year as Assistant Minister in Mastrick Parish Church, Aberdeen he was Ordained by the Presbytery of Perth and Inducted to the linked charge of Redgorton with Stanley in June 1981. During the following years his chaplaincy work extended to include a role at HM Prison, Perth.
In November 1986, Alasdair and his wife Joan moved to Arbroath when he was Called to the congregation of Arbroath St. Margaret’s. A few years later, in June 1990, the congregation was united with that of Ladyloan St Columba’s to form the new charge of Arbroath West Kirk.
Alasdair is chaplain to two primary schools in the Parish, Muirfield and Timmergreens, as well as sharing in the chaplaincy at Arbroath High School with the Roman Catholic Priest. Classes from the primary schools are encouraged to visit the church, linking in with the school curriculum.
As chaplain to the Angus Training Group, which specialises in the training of engineering apprentices, Alasdair has regular contact with the young people as they explore moral decisions and life issues. In the last couple of years these apprentices have included students from Angola who have been brought over by their oil firms.
Alasdair is also chaplain to Arbroath Infirmary, where there are two medical wards, a Challenging Behaviour Unit, a Dialysis Unit for Angus and a Maternity Unit.
As our Minister, Alasdair spends a lot of his time visiting members, at home and in hospital, comforting the bereaved and caring for those facing a time of crisis in their life. He is also to be found on most Thursday evenings at the Church for Vestry Hour between 7.30pm & 8.30pm when he arranges Weddings and Baptisms and can be consulted on non urgent matters.