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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



26th February 2017Joint worship for Blantyre: Livingstone Memorial and Blantyre: St. Andrew's within St. Andrew's10am

PRESBYTERY PLAUDITS Posted on 08 Feb 2017  |  Website

At the last meeting of Hamilton Presbytery, the Moderator, the Rev. Gavin Black, expressed the thanks and appreciation of the whole Presbytery and its constituent congregations to Mrs Jen Robertson, the Schools and Churches Development Worker, who has completed ten years service in her current role. Her contribution across Lanarkshire is widely valued in both church and schools settings, and the commitment, energy and insight she brings into working with young people is immense. Jen's post is a unique venture funded jointly by the Presbytery and Scripture Union (Scotland).

The Moderator also thanked Miss Sheena Bell, who has decided to retire from her role as a Reader within the Church of Scotland. Mr Black commented on the wide and varied contribution Sheena has made to a number of congregations across the Presbytery who greatly benefitted from her gifts and skills, and wished her well in retirement.

VISIT OF MINISTRIES CONVENER Posted on 08 Feb 2017  |  Website

The Presbytery welcomed the Rev. Neil Glover, convener of the Ministries Council, to its last meeting. The main focus of the business was on the work of Presbytery planning, and Mr Glover was present to speak of the new concept of Hub Ministries. He explored and explained a number of ideas relating to the scheme which is in essence about finding a new way of congregations working together and sharing full-time Ministers of Word and Sacrament without resort to multiple linkages and unions.

YOUNG VOICES TO BE HEARD Posted on 30 Nov 2016  |  Website

Hamilton Presbytery, at its forthcoming meeting on 6th December, will welcome Suzi Farrant, Young People and Young Adult Development Worker with the national Mission and Discipleship Council.

On the principle of “nothing about us, without us” Presbytery is also looking forward to welcoming young people from many of its congregations to the meeting, and is encouraging Presbytery Elders to be proactive in inviting young people, and those working with them, to attend.

The Presbytery will consider ways in why it can promote the involvement of children and young adults in every aspect of Church life. It will also hear directly the “voices” of some of the young folks.

GRASPING THE NETTLE Posted on 05 Oct 2016

Last evening, the Presbytery of Hamilton welcomed the Rt. Rev. Dr. Russell Barr, Moderator of the General Assembly, along with Professor John Spence of Strathclyde University, and Mr. Iain Morris of Kharis Productions, each of whom contributed significantly to a conference session focussing on the work of the "Grasping the Nettle" movement, (of which the Principal Clerk is chairman) and the related production of "The God Question" video series. The session was well received by Presbyters, who afterwards enjoyed an informal conversation over tea and coffee in the hall at Dalziel St Andrew's Parish Church, Motherwell. The adjacent photo shows the Moderator of the Presbytery, the Rev. Gavin Black with Dr. Barr, Prof. Spence and Mr. Morris.

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