THE Highland minister who married Madonna and Guy Ritchie

and baptised their son Rocco

will be the next Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church

of Scotland.

The Reverend Susan Brown, minister of Dornoch Cathedral, will step into the 12-month role next May. Brown, 58, says she is “deeply moved and honoured”

to be chosen as the Church of Scotland’s ambassador for 2018-19.

She said: “Being Moderator will not be about what I can do, but about what God wants to do. I am conscious that it is both a great privilege and a great responsibility – one I can only undertake at God’s prompting.”

The Reverend Dr George Whyte, principal clerk of the Church of Scotland said: “I was delighted to hear of Susan’s nomination. She brings great personal qualities and a wide range of experience

to the post.

Brown brings 32 years of experience as a Highlands minister to the role. Her first parish as a fully-fledged minister was at Killearnan on the Black Isle.

She spent 13 years there before moving to Dornoch Cathedral.