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Drama Kirk Posted on 19 Nov 2019

One Good Friday

In 2020, there will be a UK-wide project to perform the same Passion Play at the same time in a range of towns and cities. This is a wonderful demonstration of Christian unity and a great opportunity for mission. The script is the Trafalgar Square Passion Play, a very traditional script which has been a central feature of London’s Easter celebrations for the past ten years. And it’s coming to Lanarkshire!

A meeting is planned to share more information.

If you would be interested in getting involved in anyway (cast, extra, crew, building, painting, publicity, admin…) then please do come along and meet the team.

East Kilbride Central Library, Saturday 23 November, 1.30pm

Current Vacancies for Ministers (Charges with permission to Call) Posted on 11 Nov 2019

Dates stated are those on which permission to call was granted

Bothwell (7 May 2019) [Unrestricted]: Interim Moderator – Rev. Arthur Barrie (retired)

East Kilbride: Moncreiff (7 May 2019) [Unrestricted]: Interim Moderator – Rev. Kevin de Beer

Dalserf (4 December 2018) [0.5 FTE Reviewable Tenure]: Interim Moderator – Rev. John Stevenson (retired)

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

Motherwell: Dalziel St Andrew’s (5 February 2019) [Unrestricted]: Interim Moderator – Rev. Murdo Macdonald

Wishaw: Old (6 March 2018) [0.5 FTE 7 year Reviewable Tenure]: Interim Moderator – Mr David S Alexander (Session Clerk, Uddingston: Viewpark)


At the Presbytery meeting on Tuesday 3 September certificates were presented to the most recent participants to complete the Word and Worship training.

This brings the total number people trained in this Presbytery to 49.

From left to right Robert Cook (Hamilton: Trinity), Stewart Grady (Uddingston: Burnhead), Sabah Moran (Wishaw:
South Wishaw) and Gordon Wood (Wishaw: South Wishaw)

There were a further two participants in this group, the first from Glasgow Presbytery to go through the training, and they will receive their certificates there in due course.

INSTALLATION OF MODERATOR Posted on 05 Sep 2019  |  Full Presbytery

At the Presbytery meeting on Tuesday last the Rev. Maxine Buck, an Auxiliary Minister, took up office as Moderator of the Presbytery for the 2019-2020 session.

Maxine has been a Minister since 2007, and has served the Presbytery in a number of support roles over the years. She brings with her many gifts, including a gracious but firm chairmanship of meetings evident during her services as Interim Moderator in some parts of the Presbytery.

On behalf of the Presbytery, she thanked the outgoing Moderator, the Rev. Kevin Mackenzie for “his wisdom, dignity and calm spirit in leading the Presbytery during his term of office.”

Gary Brough, Mission Partner Posted on 17 Jun 2019

​Click on the following link to watch a short video from Gary Brough and family and see how they are settling into their new life in Malawi.

Drama Kirk Presents Posted on 17 Jun 2019

Walk with the Word: Exodus

Drama Kirk presents a dramatised walk, bringing to life Moses and the Israelites wandering in the desert this summer. Experience the Exodus anew, from the Red Sea to the Promised Land, on an exciting journey. You will walk with some well-known bible characters and see dramatisations of temptations, trials and miracles.

The walk is less than a mile and the event will last an hour; but does include one steep incline.

It takes place on Saturday 10 August in Chatelherault Country Park at 10am, Noon and 3pm. Tickets are free and are available through Eventbrite -

The Church of Scotland Presbytery of Hamilton is a charity registered in Scotland No: SC048680.