People in our Church

Office Bearers

Rector  Rev Canon Kirrilee Reid
Organist  Lorne Heriot Maitland
Church Wardens Stewart Forbes & Peter Drummond-Hay
Secretary to the Vestry  Mary Laurie
Child Protection Officer Susan Vardy
Hon. Treasurer    Robin Pilcher
Lay Representative  Dorothy Maingot
Sacristan Mary Jones & Dorothy Maingot
Vulnerable Adult Officer  Prue Dowie
 

Members of the Vestry

 

GRAHAM NICHOLSON

Graham Nicholson works as Director of Student Services at the University of Dundee, leading a team of 200 in co-ordinating all aspects of student care and support, as well as entrepreneurship and conference and hospitality organisation. Married with 3 children and 6 grandchildren, Graham lives near the village of Rait in the Carse of Gowrie. He is the main organiser of the biennial Glen of Rait Games and is also chairman of the biennial Glencarse Games, which is the main fundraiser for All Saints’. He also chairs the Braes of the Carse Conservation Group.
 

LORNE HERIOT MAITLAND

Lorne’s family has had a long connection with All Saints’, she and her two brothers having been christened in the church in the 1940’s. Having spent many years in London, teaching piano and working both in a nursery school and with the Putney Samaritans, Lorne moved back to her homeland near Errol. She is one of All Saints’ greatest assets, having been the resident keyboard player for the past seventeen years. Lorne also works with the choir of Errol Parish Church and the Jambouree Choir (a young person's choir) in Perth, as well as being librarian to the Perth Choral Society.
 

CAROLE-ANN PORTER

Carole-Ann was born and raised in Northern Ireland, and then moved to Scotland in 2001 to study at Glasgow Caledonian University. After graduating in 2005, she moved eastwards to Perth where she now practices as an optometrist. She and her husband, Sean, who hails from the Orkneys, have two young boys. She enjoys travel, eating out and sports, and is a keen Ulster and Ireland rugby fan (although she admits that Scotland is now becoming a close second for international fixtures!)
 
 

MARY LAURIE MBE

Mary was born in London, but soon after moved with her family to Newton Abbott in Devon. The war literally hit them when they were bombed out of their house, and with her army father being in India, she moved with her mother to Glendoick House in the Carse of Gowrie to live with her grandmother and step-grandfather. Mary is known as being the true stalwart of All Saints', her connection with the church going right back to her early childhood when she used to sing in the choir. She has since served as treasurer, taking that role over from her father, and is the current secretary. Mary has devoted much of her time to the community. She was Outdoor Activities Adviser to the Girl Guides in Scotland, chairperson of visiting committees at both Castle Huntly and Glenogil prisons, and was made a Justice of the Peace in 1967 before sitting for many years on the District Court. She has also been actively involved with the Red Cross. Married for 52 years to Alasdair before his death in 2014, Mary has two daughters and five granddaughters.
 

ROBIN PILCHER

Robin Pilcher is a one-time farmer and novelist, having written three New York Times bestsellers. He also started the global short story website shortbreadstories.com. He lives with his wife near Longforgan from where they strive to keep in touch with their 4 far-flung children and 7 grandchildren. Robin sits on a number of local trusts and is the treasurer of All Saints’ Church.
 

DOROTHY MAINGOT

Dorothy was born and brought up in Barbados, and came to the UK in 1956 to finish her schooling. She married in 1961 and lived in London where her two sons were born. Returning to the West Indies in 1986, she lived there until 2002 when she moved to Scotland to be close to her younger son and his family. Dorothy lists her hobbies as reading, practicing yoga and being an active grandmother. However, her real talents lie in quilting and embroidery, having worked alongside two other embroiderers on Panel 18 of the Great Tapestry of Scotland, which depicts Constantine climbing the Hill of Faith. Dorothy joined the Vestry in 2007 and currently holds the position of Lay Representative.
 

CAROLYN ANSTICE

Coming originally from a big family in North Yorkshire, Carolyn moved to Scotland as a bride and attended All Saints’ from 1959-1965. Having then lived for 47 years near to the Angus glens, she returned to the Carse of Gowrie and to All Saints’ when widowed in 2011. Besides keeping abreast with the comings and goings of her four children and seven grandchildren, Carolyn has many interests, including music, ballet and theatre, and is also an accomplished gardener and artist.
 

PAM MURRAY

Pam trained as a nurse in London where she met her surgeon husband, Greg, with whom she has four children and three grandchildren. Pam worked for twelve years as a matron/boarding mistress at Kilgraston School, Bridge of Earn, and still acts as a guardian to children who attend the school from abroad, having them to stay at her house for holidays and exeats. She has run her own successful jewellery business as well as working for many years with a support group charity for stroke victims. Horses have always played a major role in Pam’s life – her younger son, Will, is a fulltime events rider – and she is often called upon to judge at horse trials. Besides being a Vestry member, she also sits on the All Saints’ fund-raising committee.