The Rt. Rev. John Armes is currently the Bishop of Edinburgh. For many years, St. Columba’s has remained actively engaged in the leadership of the wider church at the diocesan and provincial levels. A Lay Representative serves alongside the clergy of St. Columba’s at the Diocesan Synod and Area Councils. Our Rector has represented the Diocese at the SEC General Synod for the past three years and he serves as a Diocesan Advisor for those in the process toward ordination. The previous Chancellor of the Diocese of Edinburgh is a member of the congregation of St. Columba’s.
The Scottish Episcopal Church is part of the Worldwide Anglican Communion and thus in full communion, for example, with the Church of England, the Episcopal Church USA and the Anglican Church of Canada.