Neville (74) came to Penicuik from Aberdeen in 1964, with wife Tilly, to become research scientist at Moredun Institute, Edinburgh. Neville began training as Lay reader soon after arriving in Penicuik and joined a group of three from the St James congregation to train for Non-Stipendiary Ministry when the Diocese began a new scheme in 1971. He has served the linked congregations since ordination in 1975. Neville’s latest hobbyhorse is Penicuik for Africa, a St James-based group that galvanises community support for Africa. So far the group has revitalised a rural hospital and nurse training school in Chitambo, Zambia and they have just launched a well drilling project for N Malawi.