Profile of Reverend Margaret Forrester, who in 1993 as minister of St Michael’s in Slateford, Edinburgh, blessed two parishioners who were in a lesbian relationship.
“It was a decision that was condemned by conservative sections of the Church and one which would come back to haunt her when, in the mid-90s, she was passed over, many felt unjustly, for the role of Kirk Moderator.”
Now a sprightly 70 and retired, Margaret is a doting grandmother-of-five who is much more comfortable talking about her love of writing. Indeed her first children’s book, The Cat Who Decided: The almost true story of an Edinburgh cat.
Full story at The Scotsman.