Michael Weaver

Probationary Minister of Word & Sacrament

MikeI am delighted to be spending my last placement and probation period at St. John’s & King’s Park Church, Dalkeith before I have the privilege of my own parish in late 2017.

My church background is ecumenical, being bought up in the Methodist Church in rural Shropshire and later going to the Church of England. My 20’s saw me with little time for church, instead concentrating on the world of work, sport, motorbikes and life in the London fastlane. Following a motorcycle accident, marriage and my first child coming into the world – I returned to church, attended an Alpha course and found the power of Jesus in my life.

In the intervening 15 years God has guided my family (Emma, Alex, Max and Abi) and I around the world as work (primarily 20 years in the restaurant, bar and nightclub industry) has moved us from St. Albans to the south of France, to Brisbane (Australia), back to France and then onto Dunbar, Scotland. In this time, He has also placed upon my heart a desire to serve Him and make him known – what a privilege!

The call to serve our Lord and Saviour came slowly and gently over decade and in 2012 could no longer be ignored – so I find myself called to proclaim the Good News, supported in ministry by my wife and blessing of my three children.

Fun Facts About Mike

Countries Travelled
I love to travel and have been thankful to visit, as well as live in, a number of countries including the USA; Mexico; Thailand; Germany; France; Spain; Australia; Canary Islands; Italy; Holland; Belgium; Dubai and Israel.
Favourite Bible passage
Favourite Bible Passage is Luke 15:11-32, Parable of the Prodigal Son. God is a merciful God, full of grace and for that I am eternally grateful. V.24 For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.
Favourite Books
I love reading, especially biographies and history, but among my favourite novels are Labyrinth (Kate Mosse), The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follet), and the Wilt books (Tom Sharpe).
Favourite Music
I love music, favourite band and artists being Genesis, Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen and Jamie Cullum.


For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.