Who's Who



Louise Purden

Louise was Ordained and Inducted into Bonnyrigg Parish Church on Thursday 23rd January 2020

Following a career of community & youth work both locally and abroad, Louise followed her father into the Ministry.  During her training she was a probationer under Rev. Keith Mack at St John’s and King’s Park Church in Dalkeith. 

Supported by her husband Richard, and children Ryan & Christina, she brings joy and energy to the church. 

Her background in family & youth work has led to a new initiatives for the church family.  

Louise may be contacted on:


07742 671 007

Community Youth Worker

Community Youth Worker

Josh Keay

Josh has been appointed to work alongside the three parishes of Bonnyrigg; Cockpen & Carrington & Lasswade & Rosewell.

He works closely with both Ministers, Louise & Lorna Souter the Minister for the other two linked parishes.

Josh grew up in Rosewell, so knows the area well. He studied theology and youth work at university whilst doing a placement at Gorebridge Parish Church.

If you would like to get involved with any of our youth work or would just like to know more about it.

please contact Josh on 


07597 061 367

Session Clerk

Session Clerk

Iain Thomson

Iain has served as our Session Clerk for the past 15 years, he is the official record keeper for the Kirk Session.

His role involves preparing for Kirk session meetings and making all the appropriate arrangements for Communion Services, and generally supports the Minister and the work of the Kirk Session.

Iain liaises with the Elders and the Roll Keeper to ensure that all members of the congregation have an Elder point of contact for the Kirk Session, through Elder Districts


07977 424 479



Carol Stewart

Her main duties are to ensure that our income is recorded and banked correctly, and that authorised payment are made promptly.

She liaises with both the Finance and Property Committees on all related matters, as well as maintained dialogues on all financial matters with both Church of Scotland Finance Team and Lothian & Borders Presbytery.



Moira Gray

Moira is our church secretary whose main duties include preparing the weekly order of service and intimations, and dealing with day to day administrative matters.

Moira is also our magazine editor, preparing the monthly magazine for printing and distribution.

The Church Office is open on Thursday – 10:00am – 1:00pm



The Church Office is located in the Church Halls, across the road from the church.

Gift Aid / WFO Convenor

Gift Aid / WFO Convenor

Gordon Lyall

Gordon looks after all the congregations needs relating to effective giving to the work of the church.

He manages the issue and recording of donation through numbered and dated WFO envelopes or by way of standing orders. He records and submits our claims to HMRC for Gift Aid.

If you wish to know more about effective giving, contact Gordon using his email

Gordon also serves as the convenor of the finance committee.