St Mary Magdalene's Episcopal Church, Dundee
Rev David Shepherd 1942-2021
The funeral service of our former Rector, Rev David Shepherd, took place at St Mary Magdalene’s on Thursday 8 April at 11.30 am. Under the current Covid-19 restrictions, only a small number could be present. However, the service was recorded, and can be viewed on the Chruch's YouTube channel.
David, who died at home on Saturday 27 March 2021 following an extended illness, retired as the Rector of St Mary Magdalene’s on Easter Day 2020 after over 40 years’ service. In all, he served nearly 53 years of ordained ministry in the Diocese of Brechin, starting as a curate at St Paul’s Cathedral, Dundee, in 1968, including six years as Anglican Chaplain at the University of Dundee. David was deeply respected and much loved by his congregation, and throughout his adopted city of Dundee. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.
St Mary Magdalene's, Dundee ia a Scottish Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Brechin, part of the world-wide Anglican Communion.
Our church is located in the heart of Dundee, drawing its congregation from across the city and from Forfar, Arbroath and Fife. At St Mary Magdalene's you will receive a warm welcome: we are a friendly and inclusive community who seek to live out our faith in Jesus Christ in all that we do.
Our worship centres on the Eucharist. The four services each week are conducted in a traditional manner, which is enhanced at our main 11.00 am Sunday service by choral settings and anthems. More information about our services is available on the future services pages of our website.
Although reverent, our services are not stuffy, and we provide a well-attended young church for children up to eleven years of age at our main Sunday service. During special times in the church calendar — for example, Christmas and Easter — we have additional services. Our wider church life also includes the Study Group and Women's Guild, which have varied and interesting programmes, and are described elsewhere on this website.
St Mary Magdalene's Episcopal Church is a beautiful building — a larger image of the interior of the Church can be found by clicking on the photograph above. Many Dundonians find the Church appropriate for weddings and other major personal and family events: if you are interested, please do contact us. A large part of our pastoral ministry in Dundee is based around visiting the sick and the housebound. If someone you know is in need of care, we would be happy to assist.
St Mary Magdalene's has a social media presence. We have a Facebook page on which we live-stream some services (and use Zoom for some others). This has been an essential element of our worship during the current pandemic. Our 11 am Eucharist service on Sunday mornings is live-streamed.
As well as the Facebook page, St Mary Magdalene's has a YouTube channel, on which a number of previous services may be viewed, including services of Morning and Evening Prayer during the lockdown.
Further details of online worship can be found at our future services page.
Contact Telephone Numbers
The following telephone numbers are all local Dundee landlines — area code 01382 — except where otherwise indicated.
|Rector||Rev Canon Kenneth Gibson||0782 555 4419|
|Curate||Rev Roxanne Campbell||0776 421 2092|
|Rector's Warden||Mr Ronald McHardy||646229|
|People's Warden||Mr Keith Allardice||810240|
|Vestry Secretary||Mrs Judey Struth||801247|
|Vestry Treasurer||Mrs Christine Mollison||523505|
|Lay Representative||Ms Denise Scobie||206220|
|Housebound/PVG||Mrs Judy Robinson||645305|
|Young Church||Mrs Vivien D'Arcy||535511|
|Organist||Mr Alastair Davidson||01241 856494|
|Director of Music||Mr William Sinclair||775048|
|Service Sheets||Mrs Isobel Whitton||665934|