About Us


John Young


Email: JYoung@churchofscotland.org.uk
Phone: 0131 664 3067

Born in Pakistan, but did most of his growing up in Scotland. Loves his family, music, Italy, and rabbits. Never wanted to be a minister but now thinks it’s the best job in the world. There is nothing better than being able to use the gifts God has given you for His glory.


Kenny McCartney

Youth Worker

Email: kgmccartney@gmail.com
Phone: 07505 479 454

Originally from America and living alongside his veterinarian wife Ashley. A joyful and thankful follower of Jesus, he studied theology and youth work before moving to the UK in 2010. He loves growing closer to, learning about, and experiencing God alongside young people. In his spare time he enjoys landscape photography, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.

 Ruth Davies

Ruth Davies


Email: r.davies335@btinternet.com
Phone: 0131 664 3608

Leads worship and preaches from time to time. Is actively involved in music in the church, including training a scratch choir for the annual Lessons and Carols Service.     Leads the team of helpers for Messy Church once a month, and the team for the toddlers’ monthly Pram Praise service. Tries to keep the notice boards up-to-date and tidy (not easy!).


Chris Aitcheson

Facilities Manager

Email: libertonkirkfm@gmail.com
Phone: 0131 664 8264

I look after bookings for our facilities and try to ensure they are comfortable, clean, safe and welcoming when you come to use them.
Originally from Northern Ireland, I am married to Ruth and have 3 grown-up daughters. I am a football referee in my spare time.

 Jacqui Tait

Jacqui Tait


Email: jacqui.tait1@btinternet.com
Phone: 0131 664 8264

Hello I work in the church office and prepare the order of services and do the admin work for Gracemount Church as well as Liberton Kirk. I am a wife (1 husband),  mother (3 daughters) and a granny (1 grandson) who like to take over my free time, wouldn’t change it for anything.


Linda Wright

Liberton Kirk Centre Worker

Email: lscwright@hotmail.com
Phone: 07850 411 596

Working in the kirk centre to meet families and offer support. Love walking and getting to know the local community. Not too old to learn something new, would like to learn to skate


Chris Brandie

Session Clerk

Phone:0131 664 8264

The Session Clerk is the one who makes sure the church functions and tries to keep everybody happy at the same time


Rink van Dijke

Link Groups Coordinator

Phone:0131 664 2178

At Liberton we encourage folks to get involved in one of our regular Link groups – linking upwards to God, inwards to each other and outwards to others. These meet at different places and times of the week, and vary in frequency to suit the folks who come. As well as opportunities to get to know people better, they are places where you can deepen your faith and find support for issues which may arise in your day to day life. Contact Rink for more details.

 Gary Ross

Gary Ross

Roll Keeper

Email: rollkeeper@btinternet.com
Phone: 0131 672 1314

I maintain the church membership records and the Elders/District records. So if you change address let me know!

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Calum Gubby

Organist & Choirmaster

Email: calumgubby@blueyonder.co.uk
Phone: 07952 902 292

Calum was Sub-Organist of Craigmillar Park Church and deputized at churches around Edinburgh before arriving at Liberton Kirk in January 2013. He enjoys assisting John and Ruth through the glory of music, and sometimes plays the Clarinet in the Praise Band. Calum played the organ at Mortonhall Crematorium during his student years before seeking employment as an accountant – nobody’s perfect.


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Norma Brown

Kirkgate Café Manager

Email: Normabrown1@live.com
Phone: 07758 938 941

I love the idea of the church being at the heart of the community, and food always helps. The café is here to provide for your catering needs, so, as long as I have plenty of warning, no challenge is too great. (But don’t mess up my kitchen!)