Inverclyde Now Logo FIFE Congregations Welcome Former Port Glasgow Head Teacher As Their New Minister

16 October, 2020 | Local

A FORMER head teacher from Inverclyde has been ordained as a Church of Scotland minister in Fife.

Douglas Creighton was inducted into East Neuk Trinity linked with St Monans in Fife today via an online service.

Mr Creighton (35), who was head teacher of Newark Primary in Port Glasgow, said: “I am looking forward to working with both congregations in new and exciting ways of living out and being the Gospel in our communities.

“I am passionate about journeying with people and developing their faith, and mine, together.”

Mr Creighton grew up in Inverkip and was involved in youth work before training as a teacher.

He left Newark Primary in July 2017 to study for full-time ministry.

Married to Emma, with whom he has two children, Harris and Freya, Mr Creighton undertook his probation term at St John’s Church in Largs linked with Cumbrae.

He said: “Discipleship is central to our Christian lives. It helps us question and understand, it forms our faith and allows us to have a compassionate and meaningful faith for others to see that we are real humans, not robots.

“Now is the time to respond to the call we all have. I hope that through discipleship and teamwork, we will be the church in our families, our homes, our communities and beyond.”

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