We are fortunate at St Salvador’s to have both ordained and lay people who serve and lead us.
Our priest is The Revd Andrew Bain.
Andrew says: ‘I was born in Edinburgh, and I’ve served for some thirty years in local churches in the city and in East Lothian. I’m also priest-in-charge of St David’s Episcopal Church in Pilton. Coming to St Salvador’s in 2018 has almost been a “coming home” for me, as I grew up not far from the church (I had a paper round in Carrick Knowe) and my family has long-standing connections with the area. I’m part of a lay Benedictine community, the Emmaus Community of St Benedict, which explores the ancient wisdom of Benedictine spirituality as a way of living Christian discipleship today. Additionally, I work as a spiritual director, retreat conductor and pastoral supervisor. I enjoy walking with friends, trying to learn Spanish, playing guitar (badly) and I’ve just recently become a grandfather.’
If you’d like to contact Andrew please use the form here
Our Assistant Priest is The Revd Mariusz Wojciechowski
Mariusz says: ‘I was born and raised in Poland. I spent almost 20 years as a monk as one of The Passionists Congregation where I finished my seminary studies in 1999 and graduated as Master of General Theology at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw. I was awarded the ‘Licentiatus in Theologia Pastorali’ in 2003, from the university’s Faculty of Theology. I worked for many years as a secondary school teacher. I was also a retreat preacher and was a member of the School of New Evangelism. In 2010 I emigrated to Scotland with my wife Anna and two kids – Jacob and Lena. In 2016 I finished training with the Scottish Episcopal Institute and was installed as assistant priest in St. Salvador’s. As well as serving as a priest at St Salvador’s, I work in the Royal Bank of Scotland. My hobbies are good books, traveling, history and good coffee.’
If you’d like to contact Marius please use the form here
Ross Jesmont is a student at the Scottish Episcopal Institute, studying for ordination as a priest. He spends 3 days each week on placement with us at St Salvador’s.
Ross says: ‘I originally came to Edinburgh in 2010 to study theology at Edinburgh University. After graduating, I spent a number of years in New York and Durham as a postgraduate student, before returning to Edinburgh to train for ordained ministry with the Scottish Episcopal Institute. As a Mixed-Mode student I am on placement at St. Salvador’s for the duration of my three years of training.’
If you’d like to contact Ross please use the form here.
Jenny Floether is a Lay Reader at St Salvador’s. She is licensed by the Bishop to preach and teach.
Jenny says: ‘I was born and grew up in Edinburgh. Although I have lived in quite a few other places, this town has always been ‘home’. While my husband and I were living in Portugal, we both became lay readers in the Church of England’s Diocese in Europe. When we came back to Edinburgh we were both licensed as readers in the Scottish Episcopal Church. I love being in the thick of things in a church like St Salvador’s because you get to live out what the Christian faith means in real-life situations and you can see its effect on people’s lives and well-being. My working background is in art, so in my free time I still enjoy making art, along with gardening, walking and reading.’
If you’d like to contact Jenny please use the form here.
Amanda Wright is a Lay Reader at St Salvador’s. She is licensed by the Bishop to preach and teach.
Amanda says: ‘ I was born and brought up in West Yorkshire, and was licensed as a Lay Reader in York Minster in 1999. I have served in a variety of congregations and situations, including coastal Teesside, Iona Abbey, the Isle of Cumbrae and central Edinburgh. I’ve been a member of the Tertiary Order of the Holy Paraclete, based in Whitby, for nearly 30 years, and enjoy leading retreats and quiet days, and exploring how art, poetry and our landscape feed our connection with God. I am married to Andrew and we have two adult sons.’
If you’d like to contact Amanda please use the form here.