Wardie Logo Grey

Meet our minister!


Rev Dolly Purnell is our minister at Wardie Parish Church. Find out more about Dolly below!

A graduate of Aberdeen University, Rev Dolly Purnell moved in July 2021 to Wardie Parish church from Arbroath Old and Abbey where she spent seven happy years.

Prior to that she was Minister at Kingswells Church to the west of Aberdeen where she was heavily involved in the schools and the community.

Dolly is married to Neil and they have two adult sons, a fabulous daughter-in-law, two grandchildren and a cocker spaniel called Pip. Dolly and Neil were married in Edinburgh over 40 years ago and, though somewhat surprised, are delighted to be back in Neil’s home town.

Pip in the manse garden

When she is not at the church you might find Dolly in the swimming pool or the coffee shop but she is just as likely to be in the church garden or on a street corner listening and talking to those who cross her path.