Facebook bid to ‘Free the Torphichen one’

Rev Sandi McGill BD
Rev Sandi McGill BD

Suspended minister the Rev. Sandi McGill, who preached at the linked charges of Avonbridge and Torphichen, has found herself the subject of a Facebook support appeal.

The minister’s suspension by West Lothian Presbytery was met with incredulity by her parishioners.

The completely unexpected decision was said to be linked to allegations of bullying and intimidation.

However, opinion appears to be divided with some applauding the fresh and invigorating approach taken by the Rev. McGill in her method of preaching, and others accusing her of dulling down the teaching and principles of the Church.

Now, some of her supporters have set up a Facebook page called “Free the Torphichen One” which launched on May 14.

The page has already garnered support from hundreds of people, who have left many messages of support for the minister.

Liz Pender posted: “The support for sandi has been awesome and shows you all what type of woman she is.

“Can I ask for your continued support and together we will have Sandi back to where she belongs – in the pulpit of both Avonbridge and Torphichen churches.”