Priest quits church rector after investigation launched into complaint

An internal church probe was launched into the conduct of Reverend Canon Terry Taggart.

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A priest has left his role at the Scottish Episcopal Church after an investigation was launched into a complaint made against him.

Reverend Canon Terry Taggart has resigned as rector of St Mary’s Church in Aberdeen after serving the area for five years.

The Scottish Episcopal Church did not say what the complaint was about.

A spokesperson for the church said: “Terry Taggart has resigned as Rector of St Mary’s in Aberdeen and from his role with the diocese.

“He will not be returning to ministry with the Scottish Episcopal Church.

“An internal church process was commenced following the lodging of a complaint.

“Terry Taggart resigned following the lodging of that complaint.”

Originally from Glasgow, Mr Taggart was previously a detective sergeant with Lincolnshire Police before moving on to work as a mediator with the Ombudsman Services while entering ordained ministry.

In 2015, he was made priest-in-charge of St Peter’s Church in Stornoway and St Moluag’s in Eoropie on the Isle of Lewis.

He made the move to Aberdeen in 2018.

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