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Passion Play Posted on 21 Apr 2017

Emotions peaked on Friday night in Hamilton when those watching the crucifixion were moved to tears.

This scene formed part of the Passion Play performed by Hamilton churches.  It began with a street procession on Palm Sunday and culminated with the resurrection on Easter Day.

If you want to see all the vignettes click on this link


The Minister and Kirk Session of Bothwell Parish Church recently welcome the Princess Royal to a service marking the restoration of the Quire of the Church which dates back to 1398 and time of the Third Earl of Douglas, "Archibald the Grim." The Rededication service on Wednesday 22nd March marked the culmination of a five year project, costing almost £2m. The Bothwell building is the oldest Collegiate Church still in use for worship, and has undergone several restorations and extensions to the original building over the years, the church itself having been restored in 1898, and the Nave and Tower altered in 1933. See for further details.

Presbytery Office Closure Posted on 07 Apr 2017

Just to let you all know that Presbytery Office will closed from Monday 10 April reopening on Tuesday 18 April.

If you have any urgent enquiries please e-mail and the Clerk will respond.

Every blessing for this Easter time.

Dig Deep Conference Report Posted on 20 Mar 2017  |  Mission, Education & Discipleship

In the very hospitable surroundings of South Wishaw parish church, a group of around sixty people from congregations across Hamilton Presbytery and beyond gathered on 28th January 2017 to hear a range of speakers tell their stories and recount their experiences of working in situation where there were few or no children. For fuller details please refer to the Conference Report which can be found in the documents section of the Mission, Education and Discipleship Committee pages.

ST ANDREW’S HOSPICE Posted on 09 Mar 2017

At the March meeting of Hamilton Presbytery, the Moderator welcomed Ms Louise Arthur, a member of the fund-raising team for St. Andrew’s Hospice, Airdrie to Presbytery, and invited her to address the members. She spoke on the history, services, and values of the Hospice, together with the challenges being faced to ensure compliance with the environmental requirements of Health Inspection Scotland, especially in relation to modern room standards. She advised the Presbytery that the hospice was at an important stage in its re-development programme with an urgent need of support for the Capital Fund which remained significantly short of their target, being just over the half-way mark. She appealed to congregations to continue to support the work of the hospice, and do what they could to assist with the Capital Appeal. Her address was warmly received.

For further details of the Hospice Capital Appeal, click the link below.

Current Vacancies for Ministers (Charges with Permission to Call) Posted on 21 Feb 2017

Airdrie: Cairnlea linked with Calderbank (1 January 2016) [Unrestricted]: Interim Moderator - Rev. Derek Hughes

Bargeddie (7 March 2017) [50% Ministry- 7 year Reviewable]: Interim Moderator - Rev. John Collard

Chapelhall linked with Kirk o’ Shotts (27 May 2014) [Unrestricted]: Interim Moderator - Rev. Margaret Currie

Coatbridge: Blairhill Dundyvan linked with Coatbridge: Middle (7 February 2017) [7 year Reviewable]: Interim Moderator - Rev. John Collard

Motherwell: St Mary's (5 April 2015) [Unrestricted]: Interim Moderator - Rev. Arthur Barrie

Overtown (22 September 2015) [Unrestricted]: Interim Moderator - Rev. Neil Buchanan

The Presbytery of Hamilton is a component element of The Church of Scotland, Scottish Charity No SC011353