Peter Brodie (minister)

The Very Rev Peter Philip Brodie DD (22 October 1916; 16 October 1996) was a Church of Scotland minister, most notably Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland[1] from 1978[2] to 1979.[3]


He was born in Airdrie on 22 October 1916 the son of Robert and Margaret Brodie.[4]

He was educated at Airdrie Academy; Glasgow University and Trinity College, Glasgow.

In 1940 he began as assistant to Rev Morrison at St Marys Church in Kirkintilloch. Following the death of Rev Morrison in 1941 he became minister, and served as such from 1942 to 1947.[5] In the war he served in the Home Guard.

In 1947 he was transferred to St Mungo's Church in Alloa and ministered there until 1987.

In 1978 he succeeded Very Rev John Rodger Gray as Moderator of the General Assembly, the highest position within the Church of Scotland. He was succeeded in turn in 1979 by Very Rev Robert Barbour.


He was married to Constance Lindsay Hope.[6]

They were parents to Philip Brodie, Lord Brodie (b.1950).[7]


  1. C of S
  2. "Kirk closer to the people than the C of E" The Times (London, England), Tuesday, May 30, 1978; pg. 2; Issue 60314
  3. "Brodie, Peter Philip". Who's Who. 1920–2016 (January 2018 online ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. Retrieved 29 January 2018. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
  4. "The Very Rev. Peter Philip Brodie 1942 – 1947". 2017-11-13.
  5. St Mary's Church web site
  6. "Brodie, Rt Hon. Lord | Who's WHO & WHO WAS WHO".
  7. "St Mungo's Parish Church takes a trip Back to the Future".

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