Our Team

Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parish Church are very fortunate in being blessed with a great team who give so much of their skills and time to the well being of the Church, congregation and community

Dr . Kay F. Gauld BD STM Ph.D
Minister at Insch-Leslie-Premnay-Oyne Parish Church of Scotland

Dr. Kay F. Gauld has been Minister since August 2015. Her Induction was attended by Rev. Ian Paterson (retired minister of St. Michael’s Linlithgow and Queen’s Chaplain); Rev. Sarah Murray (Episcopal priest at Inverness Cathedral); Rev. Bob Anderson (minister of Knockando, Elchies and Archistown linked with Rothes); Rev. Hutton Steel (minister of High Hilton, Aberdeen).

The minister is a member of the Chaplaincy Team at Insch, Premnay and Oyne Schools. She is also the Padre for ATC Squadron 1298.

The minister is a founder member of Keith Community Radio in 1997. She broadcasts a monthly programme on the second Tuesday of the month called “Hae the kettle on the bile!” Although she resigned as Religious Co-ordinator of the radio on moving to Insch, she continues to contribute to “Revving up on Mondays”, a weekly broadcast at 7pm.   

Mrs. Susan Donald
Clerk to the Board
Session Clerk

Susan Donald became Clerk to the Board in March 2004, was ordained as an Elder in January 2005 and “made” Session Clerk on 17 June 2014! She is also the editor of the church newsletter and a fantastic baker for all church events.

Tom Aitken
Presbytery Elder
Church Elder
Joint Leader of Bible Study

Tom and Angela have lived in Insch for nineteen years and initiated the Bible Study Group in 2014. Despite being busy people they are both very active in the church where Tom is an Elder as well as being our sound system expert.

Mrs. Sheila Byham
Free Will Offering Convener

Sheila has been our hard working Free Will Offering Convener for many years She can be contacted on 01464 831645..

Iain Mitchell
Property Convener

ain and his family have lived in Insch for 15 years. He is our hall keeper and looks after the bookings as well as setting it all out for the groups which use it.

Iain likes to go walking and cycling. He is also a thespian and has two parts in the first Production of the church’s “A Tale o Twa Skweels!” He plays a teacher in Act One and a school boy in Act Two!

Mrs. Angela Aitken
Church Elder
Joint Leader of Bible Study
Guitarist in the Church Band

Tom and Angela have lived in Insch for nineteen years and initiated the Bible Study Group in 2014. Despite being busy people they are both very active in the church. Angela is an Elder. Angela plays the guitar in the band and is an accomplished singer.

Mrs. Margaret Mack
Church Elder
Flower Convener

Margaret joined Insch church in January 1969, at the young age of 27. She was a Guild member and very soon became involved in the Junior Sunday School.

Margaret and her husband John ran the Youth Fellowship in their home. In 1974 they moved to Auchleven and joined Premnay Church. Margaret helped to run the Sunday School with the late Mrs Marjorie Thomson, the wife of Leslie elder Mr William Thomson. Margaret served at least two periods as Guild President at Premnay.

After the Union with Insch in 1984, she eventually became Sunday School Superintendent and had another two periods as Guild President. She remained a committee member until a few years ago. Margaret was ordained as an elder in the late 80's. She joined the Insch Church choir.

About ten years ago Margaret took over the post of Flower Convenor from Miss Edith Downie. After her retiral from the post of Head Teacher at Premnay Primary, Margaret joined the Sunday School rota of helpers. She also became responsible for Child protection until the early 90s.

Margaret, in her spare time (!) completed the TLS course (Teaching, Learning and Serving) run by St Colm's College, Edinburgh, under the local guidance of Mrs M. MacDonald, Maryhill. It was an experience which Margaret found memorable and worthwhile.  

Mrs. Frances Mitchell
Keyboard player in the Church Band

Frances became the Church organist in 2000 and is well known in the area for playing Scottish Music and reciting Doric poems. Frances also organises, with friends, an annual Old Time Dance with the proceeds going to a different charity each year. In 2016 the church spire fund benefitted from the dance by almost £2,000. Frances is pictured with her husband Bill.

They celebrated their Golden Wedding in July 2017.

Mrs Diane McCallum
Church Beadle

Photo and Bio to come. The Beadle can be contacted on 07828 456651

Mrs. Margaret Laing
Stewardship Convener

Margaret was Session Clerk until 17 June 2014 and is now the contact person for the Stewardship Committee and the Guild on 01464 820639.

Mrs. Anne Campbell
Church Elder
Christian Aid Organiser

Anne has been an elder for thirty years; she has been actively involved with Christian Aid for as long as she can remember, and is still serving on the committee having stepped down as Convenor last year . She has organised the door to door collections in Insch for at least seventeen years and perhaps more! (Margaret Mack has organised the collection in Premnay for many years.)

As Christian Aid had a drop of one and a half million in donations last year, she is hoping that this year people will open their hearts and donate to Christian Aid which helps millions of refugees and poor people all over the world. If every household in our parish gave a couple of pounds, this would make a huge difference to many lives.

We can only hope and pray that people will respond and love their neighbour through the work of Christian Aid. 

Rev. A Grainer Stoddart
Retired Minister

A member of the congregation and supporter of the ministry. Always willing to help our Minster on a regular basis.

Rev. John Mack
Retired Minister

A member of the congregation and supporter of the ministry. Always willing to help our Minster on a regular basis.

Coffee Morning Team

The monthly coffee morning ladies are Mrs Sheila Harper on the left and Mrs Madge Forsyth on the right. Pat Duncan is also one of the team.


The Manse
66, Denwell Road
Insch AB52 6LH


Email: KGauld@churchofscotland.org.uk

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Phone: +44 (0)1464 820404          


Presbytery of Gordon
Church of Scotland 


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