St. Stephen’s Comely Bank has a staff team comprising of our minister, our youth worker, our CAP debt centre manager and our Director of Worship.
Our minister is George Vidits. George has been in full time ministry for over 24 years, with the Church of Scotland and previously with the Reformed Church in Romania. George has been at St. Stephen’s Comely Bank since 2015.
George grew up in Transylvania, Romania during the communist era. George and his family are ethnic Hungarian and his wife, Emma, is Scottish. George believes and preaches that Jesus is the Son of God, that he was born, lived, died and rose again from the dead. Jesus did this so that our sins, however big, may be forgiven. The Holy Spirit remains with us here on earth, so that we may read the bible, pray and know God for ourselves. George encourages members to know and love Jesus as our risen Saviour.
Claire Baggaley is our CAP debt centre manager. CAP (Christians Against Poverty) is a national registered charity that aims to help those in debt. St. Stephen’s manages the Edinburgh North CAP debt centre, funded by members of the church. For more information visit our CAP page.
Derek Harley is our youth worker, tasked with helping local young people to know Jesus. Derek leads on local connections between St. Stephen’s and schools, our youth group Rock Solid, and our youth activities on a Sunday and holiday clubs. Derek qualified and taught in secondary schools for 12 years before swopping science for Jesus and putting his understanding of young people to a different use. For more information see our youth section.
Tony and Catherine Peckham are the church officer team and together with Moira Mclaren, our wonderful cleaner, they look after our building and all the practical aspects that go into running a large and active church and its halls in Comely Bank.