David's story

“It’s an amazing adventure. You never know what God has in store for you”

In this fascinating short film, Rev David McNeish of Milestone Parish Church on Orkney talks about his journey into ministry, life on the island and his work ministering to people in a remote and challenging location.

“I never imagined I would end up working as a Minister in the Church of Scotland.  It’s a fact that still makes me chuckle on a weekly basis. I had an idea in my head about what a minister was and it wasn’t me. But then I thought if it’s not for me it’s not for anyone and maybe my perceptions need challenged as much as anyone else’s do.

"It is by far the most fulfilling role I have ever had – the variety and the privilege of ministry, as well as the opportunity to help make a real difference in folk’s lives has to be seen to be believed.  This mixture of surprise and delight continues and I would encourage anyone with a love of God and people to consider if it might be for them as well.”

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