On Thursday 14th January 2021, the death was announced of Bishop Vincent Logan, bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Dunkeld, aged 79.

Bishop Vincent was the first bishop-president of “Priests for Scotland” and a tremendous supporter and guide over the years. In some ways, indeed, “Priests for Scotland” was his idea: an agency of the bishops which would promote priesthood across the country, encouraging engagement of parishes with the work of vocations promotion and awareness, co-ordinating the expectations for and processes for acceptance to seminary with a national approach to candidate assessment, encouraging and fostering a culture of support for priests and of the need for and importance of a lifelong approach to formation. In short, Bishop Vincent showed great dedication to the support of our priests, both collectivelty and individually, and did this not only with great skill but also with generosity, wit and warmth. “Priests for Scotland” pays tribute to him and gives thanks to the Lord for his guidance and wisdom in his leadership years and beyond. His were the qualities of a warm-hearted, gentle and prayerful pastor for whom we give thanks and for whose eternal rest we pray.

As Bishop Vincent guided the church in Dunkeld over so many years, and gave of his energy to the field of education generally and to priestly formation in particular, so we ask the Lord, our Teacher and Good Shepherd, to welcome him into peace and rest at last.

“Well done, good and faithful servant. Come, enter into the joy of your Master!”

[Matthew 25:23]