Rev Mark Johnstone was Inducted as the fourth Minister of the current St Mary Parish Church on Thursday 14th June 2001 until 4th April 2019.
Mark was born and brought up in Glasgow (Drumchapel), where he was Junior Citizen of the Year. He trained for the Ministry of the Church of Scotland and studied at Glasgow University (M.A., B.D.). Mark married Audrey and had a baby son, the first of three children. He became Minister in Denny (Stirlingshire); Chaplain at Stirling Royal, Falkirk Royal and Strathcarron Hospice. During this charge his daughter and another son were born. The family moved to Toronto (Canada) where Mark was Minister at Northminster United, Willowdale, North York. In June 2001 Mark returned to The Church of Scotland when he was inducted to St Mary’s Parish Church Kirkintilloch. During this time Mark has been Parish Minister, Convenor of Mission and Discipleship Council of the Church of Scotland; convenor of Education and Nurture Task Group with responsibilities for the educational and nurturing work with Children, Youth and Adults of the church.
Marks hobbies include Rugby, dancing and football.
On 17th March 2019, Mark held this last service at St Mary’s , then on the 4th April 2019 Mark was inducted as the new Minster at Glasgow Cathedral. .