It is with great sadness that we announce he passing of Richard Ellis, a lecturer who gave voice training to ministers and campaigned against muzak, who has died at the age of 73.

Angus Mathieson, Secretary to the Church of Scotland Mission and Discipleship Council, remembers him as unfailingly supportive and generous in giving of his time and talents, both in individual one to one sessions, and in teaching at candidates’ conferences.

In his role at New College (Edinburgh University’s Divinity Faculty) as the Fulton Lecturer in Speech and Communication, a part-time position he held from 1981 until 2016, he watched (and wrote reports on) trainee Church of Scotland ministers in action at more than 800 church services.

Angus Mathieson, Secretary to the Church of Scotland Mission and Discipleship Council, remembers him as unfailingly supportive and generous in giving of his time and talents, both in individual one to one sessions, and in teaching at candidates’ conferences.

A memorial event will take place at 3pm on Friday 14 September at Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh.

To read more about Richard’s life click the links below:

Church of Scotland

The Herald


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