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 Lay Rep and Rector represent the Diocese at the SEC General Synod. Our Rector also coordinates training for curates, from across the Central belt, in their first three years after ordination.
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.