Decree on Merger of Parishes

Sunday, 5 August 2018

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Decree concerning the pastoral provision for St Margaret's, Dunfermline and The Holy Name, Oakley.

Fr Heenan becomes Parish Priest of Holy Name, Oakley from the 1st, September 2018. The Decree (which can be read by clicking here) outlines that Holy Name Parish will be merged into St Margaret's Parish from the 23rd September 2018. The two church buildings will remain open and the Church in Oakley will still be called Holy Name. A Sunday Mass will be celebrated in Oakley, but times of Mass in both Churches will have to be revised. More details to follow as they become known.

In neighbouring Parishes, Fr. Kevin Dow will become Parish Priest of Our Lady of Lourdes, Dunfermline in addition to Ss John & St.Columba, Rosyth and St. Peter in Chains, Inverkeithing. Fr. Alex Davie will move to become Parish Priest of St. John Vianney and St. Gregory the Great, Gilmerton, Edinburgh. Both these appointments to be effective also from 1st September 2018.