Rev’d Donald Strachan passed away on Saturday 3 July 2021.
Donald served in the Diocese of Glasgow & Galloway as Rector of St John the Evangelist, Coatbridge, Prison Chaplain at Barlinnie and Diocesan Supernumerary between 1973 and 1994. He lived out his retirement in North Uist and latterly was a resident in Trianaid Care Home in Carinish.
In June 2013 a congregation of more than 100 drawn from all over Scotland gathered in All Saints, Jordanhill, for a special Communion service to mark Donald’s 50 years in the priesthood. (Read more …)
There are no funeral details at this time.
Rev Sydney Maitland said: “I have many happy memories of Rev Donald Strachan, who was the diocesan supernumerary when I was introduced to St George’s, Maryhill, as an ordinand and with the intention of maintaining the ministry of the church in that charge. Donald was there when I was made deacon and a year later, when I was ordained priest.
“His advice and support was always available and he effectively trained me in the priestcraft of parish life. He certainly gave me a deep sense of worship and the solemnity of celebrating the eucharist but we had many conversations over the years on many different subjects. It was a great honour to host in All Saints the celebration of the golden jubilee of his ordination.
“Donald was in poor health over the last few years and we may thank God for his life and ministry as a priest, and entrust his soul to the Lord’s care. There is a definite sense in which he will now be in a realm where he is free from pain – and I think, in rather better company.
“Rest in peace, Donald, and rise in glory.”
• At Rev’d Donald Strachan’s golden jubilee in 2013: Acolytes Neil Glenesk and Alex Valentine; Bishop Gregor Duncan; Rev’d Donald Strachan; the retired Bishop of Moray, Rt Rev’d John Crook; Rev’d Sydney Maitland, right.