Our Minister

Rev Alan Gibbon M.Th., M.Sc.




 Alan was born in 1967 and raised in Dundee, the   youngest of four to Jim and Muriel Gibbon. After attending   school at Gillburn Primary and Kirkton High, Alan worked   in industry and financial services before returning to full-   time education in 1996, with a view to going into the   ministry within the congregational tradition. Alan   graduated from St. Andrews with a Master of Theology   degree in 2000.


  Alan’s involvement with the church goes back to joining   the 26th Boys Brigade at Gilfillan Church when he was 8   years old. He was part of the 26th company for over 20   years and remains connected to members of the   company to this day.


 Alan joined Gilfillan Church as a teenager and was   involved with the church until joining Broughty Ferry   Congregational Church in his early thirties. During his   training for the ministry Alan regularly took services in   Broughty Ferry and Tillicoultry under his friend and   mentor David Taylor. 


 In the year 2000 Alan accepted the call to Perth   Congregational Church. Ordination took place on the 11th   of August 2000, with the ‘preaching in’ by the Rev. Alistair   Keddie. He subsequently served Knightswood   Congregational Church from 2002 until 2011. Additionally,   he acted as Area Secretary for the Congregational   Federation in Scotland from 2004 to 2008.


 In 2011 Alan had a change of direction, moving to   Healthcare Chaplaincy, firstly with Rachel House and   then NHS Tayside, where since 2019 he has been Head   of Spiritual Care. Whilst with the NHS, Alan graduated   from Glasgow University with a Master of Science degree   in 2018. 


 During his time in chaplaincy Alan lectured at Glasgow   University and currently holds an honorary teaching   position at the University of Dundee. 


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