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Presbytery Officer Posted on 16 Jan 2018

Our new Presbytery Officer, Ian Simpson, has had his first briefing meeting with the Clerk and collected the gown he will wear when on duty.

Current Vacancies for Ministers (Charges with Premission to Call) Posted on 15 Jan 2018

Bargeddie (7 March 2017) [50% Ministry - Reviewable]: Interim Moderator – Rev. Michael Lyall

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. Neil Buchanan

Hamilton: Gilmour and Whitehill linked with Hamilton: West (25 November 2014) [Unrestricted]: Interim Moderator - Rev. Alasdair Gordon

Shotts: Calderhead Erskine (12 August 2017) [Unrestricted]: Interim Moderator - Rev. Terry Moran

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Posted on 10 Jan 2018

To celebrate Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Wishaw Churches Together have arranged a service each day at 12 noon (15 - 20 January)  all to be held at Wishaw: South Wishaw but being conducted by a variety of local clergy and congregations.  Lunch is available after each service.

The week will conclude with an evening service at 6.30pm on Sunday 21 January.

All welcome. 

Is your congregation looking for an organist? Posted on 08 Jan 2018

Presbytery has been informed that there is an organist available.

Please contact Edith Scott for further information.

or telephone 01357 520503

Recognition of Graduate Candidate Posted on 21 Dec 2017

On Tuesday evening the Presbytery of Hamilton met at Hamilton: Hillhouse for the service to recognise Graduate Candidate, Hanna Rankine.  The Moderator, Mrs Roberta Hutton, conducted worship; presenting Hanna with the gift of a Bible and the all important certificate.  Rev Murdo Macdonald preached a seasonal and thought provoking sermon reminding us all of the love God has for everyone.

Hanna also addressed the congregation giving a brief background to her journey and Presbytery wishes her well in her future as a full-time minister of word and sacrament.

Time to say goodbye Posted on 08 Dec 2017

At the Presbytery meeting on Tuesday 5 December, the Moderator paid tribute to the work of two members of staff who were leaving.

After almost 11 years in a joint post between Scripture Union and Hamilton Presbytery, Jen Robertson, the Schools/Church Development worker is moving to pastures new with the Scottish Bible Society. Jen has been involved in a huge range of activities across the Presbytery including Bubblegum & Fluff and Easter Code – for primary school children, Breathe and other residential opportunities for older children as well as invaluable support to ministers and others in congregations looking to engage more fully with children and young people in their congregations and communities.Roberta highlighted not only the value of this wide-ranging support but also the way Jen encouraged people to try new things.

Helen Pope has been the New Connections Project Worker for the last three years and has worked with a number of congregations to see how they might discover more about and connect better with their communities.Roberta made particular mention of Helen’s enthusiasm and passion for the job, which has led to her work in the Presbytery has been recognised by the National Church who commissioned Helen to run training on her methodology – Asset Based Community Development – to a much wider audience.The pilot project has now come to an end and a report will be available on the website shortly.

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