Full Presbytery Committee

Committee News

Office Closure Posted on 30 Jun 2017

For normal functions the office will be closed during the month of July.  For urgent and essential matters only e-mail the Clerk at

Linda Walker, MEDDO, will be on holiday from 10 - 28 July.

Hamilton Presbyterial Councils Posted on 27 Sep 2016

"The Church of Scotland Guild is a movement which invites and encourages women and men to commit their lives to Jesus Christ and enables them to express their faith in Worship, Prayer and Action."

Members meet in local groups at congregational level, in regional groups known as Presbyterial Councils, and once a year a national gathering is held, to which each group can send representatives.  The Hamilton Presbyterial Councils plan and arrange joint meetings for members of all local Guild branches within Hamilton Presbytery.  All planned events for 2016/2017 have been published on the Presbytery calendar.

ORLANDO AND BIRSTALL Posted on 18 Jun 2016

We have all been touched by the violent events that have taken place in the past week in Orlando and in Birstall. We may ask where is God in all of this? The prophet Isaiah reminds us that our God wipes the tears from our eyes. In Jesus, we see God's compassion in earthly action. Jo Cox's husband asks that their children be "bathed in love" and that "we unite to fight against hate that kills."

I invite our Presbytery to unite in Christian compassion and renew our commitment to combat hate with love. I further invite our Churches to consider a minute's silence to reflect on this and humbly offer the following prayer as an aid to our united witness.

God of eternal and unfailing compassion, who stands ready to wipe the tears from our eyes, be with us as we seek to show our real and deep concern in the face of shocking violence. Help us to bathe all victims of violence with Christ-like love but especially remembering at this time those hurt most deeply by the events of Orlando and Jo Cox's husband, Brendan and their children, Cuillin and Lejla. May we unite to fight against hatred that kills. We pray for all who seek a better world and that people democratically elected may be free to speak out without fear of violence.

In a moment of silence we unite our hearts, our minds and our wills in prayer for a world that lives in peace bathed in your love. SILENCE

Challenging God, show us how to play our part in building that better world, your kingdom in Jesus' name. Amen

Rev Derek Gunn


Presbytery of Hamilton 

Further new ministry in Bellshill Posted on 10 Mar 2016

At a service held in Bellshill Central Parish Church on Thursday, 10 March 2016 the Rev. Kevin de Beer was admitted as a Minister of the Church of Scotland and Inducted as the Minister of Bellshill: Central.  Kevin joins the Church of Scotland following a period of familiarisation at East Kilbride: Moncrieff with the Rev. Neil Buchanan, and 25 years in the Methodist Church in South Africa.  The Service was led by the Moderator, the Rev. Derek Gunn, with the sermon preached by the Rev. Calum Stark, who himself has recently started a new ministry at Bellshill: West Parish Church.

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