Midlothian clergyman marks 50 years of service

Father Hugh White, Rosewell who celebrates 50 years of priesthood.
Father Hugh White, Rosewell who celebrates 50 years of priesthood.

Celebrating 50 years of ministry, a local priest has paid tribute to his congregations in Bonnyrigg, Rosewell and Gorebridge.

Raised in Bathgate, Canon Hugh White (73) was ordained in St Mary’s Church, Bathgate on July 21, 1963.

From an early age, spreading the Gospel was at the forefront of his mind.

He told the Advertiser: “I first of all felt that I wanted to go abroad to Africa but when my mother explained that I might not see her again – that kind of stopped me in my tracks. On finishing secondary school, I was attracted to the Church – I liked the idea of serving and being involved.”

Read full story in the August 15 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.