An obituary paying tribute to the Rev Donald Strachan, who passed away earlier this year, was published recently in the Press & Journal newspaper.
Mr Strachan served as Curate at St Mary, Aberdeen 1962-64. He then became Priest in Charge at St Paul, Aberdeen 1964-66, and served as Chaplain at St Andrew’s Cathedral, Aberdeen 1965-68. He was an Itinerant Priest in the Diocese of Moray, Ross and Caithness from 1968 to 1973, then became Rector at St John’s in Coatbridge from 1973 to 1985.
He served as Chaplain at HMP Barlinnie, Glasgow 1984-87, and held Permission to Officiate for the Diocese of Argyll & the Isles 1987-2006 and then a Warrant, Diocese of Argyll & the Isles 2006-21.
In 2013, he celebrated his Golden Jubilee of Ordination to the Priesthood with services in the Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney where he had been ordained and in Glasgow where he had served until retirement.
The P&J obituary introduction says: ‘We look at the life of the man who loved God, people, railways and chocolate!’