Staff Team

We believe every member is a minister.

1 Corinthians 12:27 Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.

Parish Minister - Tony Stephen

Depending on God’s grace, my aim is to be a good dad, a good husband, and to serve the community of Banchory with my gifts and talents. I have been called to the ministry of Word and Sacrament, as a servant and a teacher, and those will be my priorities - to teach the scriptures, to lead worship, and to serve and guide our community to be the hands and feet of Jesus in this place.

t. 01330 822811 e.

Pastoral Assistant - Christine Mechie

Christine is an elder in the church. Her ministry is to lead funeral services for Banchory West, support bereaved families, visit our church members in hospital and co-ordinate visiting and short-term support for the sick, lonely and elderly.

t. 01330 823886 e.

Session Clerk - Rachel Read

The congregation has a team of elders called the Kirk Session who are set apart to be spiritual overseers of the community. That team of elders is supported by the ministry of the Session Clerk.


Church Administrator & Treasurer - Jill Smith

The Church office is a point of contact for the church and community and Jill’s ministry is to offer administrative support to the ministry team and the church. She has now also taken on the added responsibility of being Treasurer.

01330 822006 or

Youth Co-ordinators - Greg Lister & Dawn Starbuck (covering for Chloe Spencer who is on maternity leave)

Greg & Dawn's ministry is to support and lead the Edge and Rock youth ministry reaching out to all young people in Banchory with the aims of Making Contact, Making Friends and Making Disciples.

Greg Lister:

Dawn Starbuck:

Music Director - Kathy Davy

Kathy Davy is our Music Director for worship in the West Church. Kathy’s ministry is the overall co-ordination and leading of music in Sunday worship. We aim to include a blend of music that reflects our inter-generational church family, and to encourage the gifts of a range of musicians and singers each week, alongside our choir. If you play an instrument, sing, or would like to help the technical team please contact the Church office.