Friday, July 20, 2018

Appointment of the Vicars Episcopal and Head of Schools

CURIAL APPOINTMENTS: Archbishop Cushley has nominated six priests of the Archdiocese of St Andrews & Edinburgh to key posts within the Archdiocesan Curia, each responsible for a particular area of evangelisation. As of 23 November 2017, the following are nominated Vicars Episcopal, with duties in the following areas:

  • Very Reverend Jeremy Bath, Vicar Episcopal for Ecumenism and Interfaith Dialogue
  • Very Reverend Jamie Boyle, Vicar Episcopal for Clergy and Religious
  • Very Reverend Basil Clark, Vicar Episcopal for Caritas, Justice and Peace
  • Very Reverend Daniel Doherty, Vicar Episcopal for Catechetics
  • Very Reverend Jeremy Milne, Vicar Episcopal for Marriage and Families


Upon making his annoucement, Archbishop Cushley said:  "I am very grateful to these men, already busy parish priests, for taking on these new tasks.  Over the coming months, I will work closely with them, and the lay people and religious assisting them, to elaborate strategies in these various fields, with a view to the renewal of the pastoral life of the diocese in a way that I hope will be broader and more inclusive of everyone, particularly in the setting of an Archdiocesan Pastoral Council. I also intend to evaluate these policies and strategies about a year from now, doing so with your assistance."

Archbishop Cushley has also nominated the Reverend John Smith as the Head of Schools. Reverend Smith is a permanant deacon who comes to his new post with many years experience as a teacher of both science and religious education. He will now oversee the work of two part-time professional advisors, one with responsibility for religious education in secondary schools and the other with responsibiity for primary schools.

In one further change, the Archbishop has also appointed a new Archdiocesan Master of Ceremonies in the person of the Reverend Kevin Dow. He will be assisted in his duties by the Reverend Jamie McMorrin.