Our minister is the Revd Alison Britchfield. A native of Dundee, she was educated at Harris Academy before going to Aberdeen University. During her time there she sensed that God was calling her to full time ministry and applied to the Church of Scotland and was accepted as a candidate in training for ministry. After graduating from Aberdeen, she studied theology at St Andrews University and then in 1985 took up an assistantship at the Old Parish Church in Hamilton, where she was ordained in March 1987. Later that year she was inducted as minister at Culross and Torryburn in the Presbytery of Dunfermline
In 1992, Alison demitted her charge and became the first female Church of Scotland Minister to serve as a Chaplain in the Armed Forces, accepting a commission as a Royal Naval Chaplain. Her naval service provided her with the opportunity to minister to young men and women during the exacting months of their basic military training and their professional courses, as well as on military exercises and operations at sea. She held a number of staff roles as well as training and pastoral duties.
She returned to parish ministry in 2009, inducted to Lecropt Kirk. In 2012 she accepted the call to become minister at Tillicoultry and was inducted in March 2013.
Alison & her husband Mike live in Tillicoultry. They share their house with two dogs, Bella, their young Lhasa Apso and Ailidh, their adopted elderly Westie.