We meet church’s new Rothesay deacon

Elaine Garman pictured with the Rt Rev Kevin Pearson, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles in the Scottish Episcopal Church.
Elaine Garman pictured with the Rt Rev Kevin Pearson, Bishop of Argyll and the Isles in the Scottish Episcopal Church.

Following her ordination as a deacon in the Scottish Episcopal Church last month, Rothesay resident Elaine Garman has spoken to The Buteman about her journey.

Elaine’s day job is as a public health specialist with the NHS in Argyll and Bute - and she told us that she sees her new post within the church as a “good fit” with her professional duties.

“I think faith groups of any kind have something important to give to that compassionate care,” she said, “and the church does need to look at what’s relevant to people today.”

Elaine will work in the Bute and Cowal parish, covering St Paul’s Church in Rothesay and Holy Trinity in Dunoon.

* Read our interview with Elaine Garman in full in the July 17 issue of The Buteman - on sale now.