Minister – Rev Fiona Bennett
Having studied Divinity at New College and a post-graduate diploma in Community Education at Northern College in Dundee, Fiona was ordained as a minister of the Scottish Congregational Church in 1996. When the SCC joined the URC in 2000, she became a minister of the URC.
As a URC minister she has worked in local churches with both the Methodist Church and the Church of Scotland, before being inducted as the minister of AUC in 2009. As well as being a minister, Fiona is a mum and partner – with the added responsibilities as a family referee and taxi driver. She has a great love of music, singing and laughing.
Associate Minister – Rev Maxwell Reay
Maxwell is a Metropolitan Community Church minister who works as a chaplain and focuses his ministry on LGBTQI+ and mental health needs.
Church Administrator – Rachel Fitzgerald
Rachel joined the AUC staff at the end of 2013 and normally works in the office 9am-5pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Outside of work you can generally find her in the outdoors with her young family.
Tel. 0131 220 1677
Church Secretary – Linda Harrison
Linda became a member of AUC in 2016, moving back to Scotland from Essex. As well as working with the Scottish Episcopal Church, this new Granny can be found walking her two Greyhounds.
Treasurer – Ewen Harley
Church Safeguarding Co-ordinator – Alex Peden
The role of the Church Safeguarding Co-ordinator is to ensure that the protection of children and adults at risk is at the heart of everything the church does (both in-person and online) and to ensure that the AUC community is a safe place for everyone. Click here to view our Safeguarding Policy
Alongside our Minister, Associate Minister, Secretary and Treasurer, the following elders are currently serving on Church Council: Harriet Davidson, Denis Mallon, Ben Forsyth, Thomas McPolin, Stephen Hoare, Anne MacKenzie, Sheila Storrier, Alex Peden and Katrina Tweedie.
We have a small team of caretakers who are responsible for taking care of the building and setting up rooms for our hirers. Tel. 07552 162 718