Albert Bogle is a minister of the Church of Scotland. On the 25th of October 2011 he was nominated to be Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland for 2012-2013; he was duly formally elected as Moderator on the 19th of May 2012 - the first day of the General Assembly's week-long annual session.
The Very Reverend Albert Orr Bogle BD MTh was ordained as a Minister of the Church of Scotland in 1981 and inducted to St Andrew’s Parish Church in Bo’ness, Scotland. This has been his only charge throughout his ministry. He is married to Martha; the couple have a son and daughter.
He was born in Glasgow in 1949 and was educated at Woodside Secondary School, Glasgow. Following a career in banking (prior to 1975), he studied for a Bachelor of Divinity degree at the University of Glasgow. Prior to his ordination, he spent a year as Probationer at Cardonald Parish Church, Glasgow. He also studied part-time (1996–1998) at the University of Edinburgh for a postgraduate Master of Theology degree.
As well as his ministry in Bo’ness, he has served the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in various roles since 1983. These have included membership of the Panel of Worship to being Convener of the "Church without Walls" Planning Group from 2004 to 2009. As of 2011, he is a member of the Future Strategy Group of the Church of Scotland's World Mission Council. He is known as an innovator, particularly in promoting the use of new technology within worship.
The Vine Trust
He established the Vine Trust in 1985. The Vine Trust aims to help some of the poorest children and communities around the world. The charity’s Amazon Hope Project provides a health service for around 100,000 patients every year.
- BBC News report, 25 October 2011
- Church of Scotland press release
- The Vine Trust and the Amazon Hope Project
- Fasti Ecclesiæ Scoticanæ, Volume XI (page 215), T&T Clark Ltd, Edinburgh, 2000, ISBN 0-567-08750-6
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