A New Priest for Mid Argyll & Arran: Father Simon Mackenzie


The Reverend Simon Mackenzie is to be the next priest for the charges in Mid Argyll and Arran. He will be licensed by Rt Rev Kevin Pearson, Bishop of Argyll and The Isles on Monday, 25th November in Christ Church, Lochgilphead. Following his time at Oxford University, Father Simon worked in Glasgow. Trained at The College of The Resurrection, Mirfield, he was ordained in 1985. He has been Vicar at Perry Beeches, Birmingham for the past 22 years. Following the announcement that Father Simon is to take up the post of Priest in Charge of Mid Argyll, Bishop Kevin said: “This is a very exciting time in the life of the Diocese of Argyll and The Isles which Father Simon recognises and has responded to. He comes to join the Diocesan team with a wealth of pastoral experience after 22 years in Perry Beeches Parish, Birmingham. His spirituality and wisdom were the gifts recognised by the interviewing group who unanimously recommended him for the post. The appointment involves a new grouping of congregations, including the Isle of Arran, who are now looking forward with confidence.”