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Ellon minister Reverend Stephen Emery dismissed over rule breach

A church minister has been dismissed after admitting breaching disciplinary rules, BBC Scotland has learned.

The congregation at Ellon Parish Church in Aberdeenshire was informed of Reverend Stephen Emery's departure at Sunday's service.

He was suspended from his post in June while a disciplinary investigation was carried out, and he admitted he was at fault.

The nature of the allegations against him has not been disclosed.

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