At Airdrie: The New Wellwynd Parish Church, on Tuesday 15 September 2020, the Presbytery met for the Ordination of Mrs Beverley Stevenson, the first of a trio of Ordained Local Ministers who have qualified over the summer and who take up their roles this autumn. This was the first Ordination to take place under the Covid-19 restrictions, and on the whole the service went well, the limited number of physical participants being joined online by many others.
The Rev. Robert A Hamilton, minister at The New Wellwynd led worship, and the Ordination was presided over by the Moderator of the Presbytery, the Rev. Maxine Buck; both of whom addressed appropriate words to the ordinand and congregation, which included representatives of two congregations in Motherwell. The Rev. Beverley Stevenson has been deployed to work with two Motherwell congregations, Crosshill and St Margaret’s, and the two Session Clerks and representative Elders were present in person to welcome Beverley on behalf of the wider membership, and to offer their support and encouragement to her as she formally takes up her post.