New Minister for St Columba’s Free Church, Edinburgh

A new record was set last night in what was probably the shortest vacancy in recent church history.

A new record was set last night in what was probably the shortest vacancy in recent church history. 

After a vacancy of just 24 days since Rev Derek Lamont was inducted to Hope Church, Leith, a call by the congregation of St Columba’s Free Church, Edinburgh was signed and accepted by Dr Cory Brock.  The call was signed by an overwhelming majority of the membership, most of whom were present at the well attended meeting, conducted by the moderator of Presbytery, Rev Alberto De Paula.

In a brief address to the congregation, Cory said that the last thing he ever expected when he first arrived in Edinburgh to study at New College was that he would be the minister at St Columba’s. He looked forward to God doing great things by the power of his Spirit.