Susan Brown (minister)

Susan Marjory Brown (born 12 December 1958) is a Scottish Presbyterian minister. She is the minister at Dornoch Cathedral and Honorary Chaplain to the Queen in Scotland. She was the first woman to take charge of a cathedral in the United Kingdom.[1][2] She has officiated at the weddings of Madonna and Guy Ritchie,[3] and of Ashley Judd and Dario Franchitti.

Susan Brown
Moderator of the General Assembly
ChurchChurch of Scotland
In officeMay 2018 – May 2019
PredecessorDerek Browning
SuccessorColin Sinclair
Personal details
Born (1958-12-12) 12 December 1958

She was previously minister at Killearnan Church, near Muir of Ord in Ross-Shire.

On 9 October 2017, it was announced that she had been nominated as the next Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. She took up the position in May 2018 and served until May 2019.[4]

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  1. "Thoroughly modern minister She is the first woman in charge of a cathedral, skates down the aisles, wraps children in toilet paper, and will be at the centre of attention at Madonna's wedding - oh, and she's a breath of fresh air in the Church o". The Herald. 16 December 2000. Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  2. Macdonald, Lesley Orr (1999). In good company: women in the ministry. Wild Goose Publications. p. 79. ISBN 978-1-901557-15-2. Retrieved 6 April 2011.
  3. Morton, Andrew (2 May 2002). Madonna. Macmillan. p. 313. ISBN 978-0-312-98310-9. Retrieved 6 April 2011.
  4. "Madonna minister appointed as Church of Scotland Moderator". BBC News. 9 October 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2017.
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