Our Rector

Rev Janice Aiton

Janice was born and educated in Scotland, going on to undertake higher education and teaching languages in Glasgow schools for 11 years. From 1991-2001 Janice worked as the Scripture Union Regional Field Worker in Edinburgh, Lothian and the Borders. She then studied theology through TISEC at Edinburgh University. Janice served as a curate in St Andrew’s from 2001 to 2004.

Janice was previously Rector at Dunboyne and Rathmolyon Union of parishes, in the diocese of Meath and Kildare, near Dublin in Ireland. She was Rector for 12 years or so, of this Church of Ireland Union of parishes, which is formed of a group of 6 different churches. Janice was the Rural Dean, as well as being the Co-ordinator of Continual Ministerial Education in the South, also Chaplain to the Girls’ Friendly Society and Church of Ireland Chaplain to the Univeristy of Maynooth.

Janice enjoys working with different people, of all ages, from suburban and rural backgrounds so enabling them to use their talents as they follow Jesus, in faith and love. Janice has served on the Diocesan Council for Meath and Kildare, plus the Board of Education, and been involved in continuing education for newly ordained clergy. Janice has worked with many groups of people to plan and develop a new parish centre for Dunboyne parish.

We are delighted that Janice has taken up her role as Rector of St. John’s and the congregation of St. John’s warmly welcome her. We give thanks to God that Janice is now our Rector, here at St. John’s.