Catholic Church Kilsyth

Fr. David P. Brown

Fr David Brown was born on (St Patrick's Day) 17th March 1928 in Banknock. (Banknock was then a part of St Patrick’s Parish Kilsyth until 5th Feb 1961 when the new Parish of St Luke’s in Banknock was founded.) Fr Brown was educated at St Patrick’s Kilsyth and St Modan’s High School Stirling, Blairs College Aberdeen and Scots College in Rome. He was ordained at Scots College in Rome on 29th March 1952.

His first Parish was St Thomas's Addiewell in West Lothian where he served as an assistant Priest from 1952 to 1953. He was then transferred to Our Lady of Loretto and St Michael in Musselburgh from 1953 to 1955. He was then to spend 1955 to 1957 at St Margaret of Scotland in Raploch in Stirling.

After these parishes serving as an assistant Priest Fr Brown was to spend the next 16 years as a professor at Blairs seminary in Aberdeen teaching the students for the priesthood.

After leaving Blairs in 1973 he became Parish Priest of St Magdalene's Edinburgh where he was to stay until 1976. He then became Parish Priest of The Sacred Heart in Cowie in Stirling, where was to be stationed for 11 years from 1976 until 1985. In 1985 he then transferred to Our Lady and St Andrew's in Galashiels which is the last record for Fr Brown before his retirement

After retiring as a Priest, David Brown became a married man at the age of 67 in 1995. Fr Brown died on the 14th May 2011 at Borders General Hospital, Melrose. Faithful servant of God - may he rest in peace.

His Ordination Card

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