The previous Moderator of the Normal Meeting of the Church of Scotland, the Very Rev Dr James Leslie Weatherhead, has died.
Dr Weatherhead died early on Saturday morning a couple of hours earlier than the 2017 Normal Meeting was resulting from meet. He was 86.
He was born in Dundee in 1931 and appointed as moderator in 1993.
The Church of Scotland mentioned he was a “clever and devoted servant of Christ and his church”.
Dr Weatherhead was educated at Dundee Excessive College earlier than going to the College of Edinburgh the place he graduated in arts and legislation.
His ministry started in 1960 when he turned assistant minister on the Auld Kirk of Ayr.
In 1985 he succeeded Donald Macdonald within the workplace of Principal Clerk to the Normal Meeting, a task the Church of Scotland mentioned he held with “nice distinction” till his retirement in 1996.
Dr Weatherhead was additionally appointed a Chaplain to the Queen in 1991 and awarded the CBE for ecumenical work and public service in 1997.
He’s survived by his spouse of 55 years, Dr Anne Weatherhead, their sons David and Andrew, his three grandchildren, his brother John and his sister Janette.