East Neuk congregations bid farewell to Fr Andrew

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Ministers, priests and pastors and spouses of St Andrews gathered for a farewell meal for the town’s Catholic priest, Father Andrew Kingham.

Father Andrew has served in the Parish of St James for the last four years.

He has also been the parish priest for the East Neuk parish of Fife, which includes Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Crail and the Church of Christ the King in Pittenweem.

A further key role has been as an honorary chaplain to the University of St Andrews.

Father Andrew has now moved on to St Mary’s in Stirling, replacing the Rev. Kenneth Owens who has resigned to go on sabbatical.

The farewell meal took place in the home of the university chaplain, former St Monans and Largoward minister the Rev. Dr Donald MacEwan and his wife, Maya. Thanks were expressed for Father Andrew’s friendship, openness and outstanding service to the parishes he has served.

It was partly through his initiative that the ministers of the town now meet regularly to pray, to share news and to support each other.

St James parish looks forward to the arrival of a new priest, the Rev. Michael John Galbraith.