News Archive: September 2020


​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.

ORDINATION OF AN OLM Posted on 14 Sep 2020

Mrs Beverley Stevenson is the first of three Ordained Local Ministers who the Presbytery of Hamilton look forward to Ordaining in the next couple of months. She has been deployed to work in the charge of Motherwell: Crosshill linked with Motherwell: St Margaret’s.

Her service of Ordination, the first under Covid-19 conditions, will take place on Tuesday 15 September 2020 at 7pm at Airdrie: The New Wellwynd Parish Church, which has the facility to live-stream the service, allowing participation by the Congregations as well as a larger body of the Presbytery.

Due to restrictions a limited number of persons, including Beverley’s family and representatives of the Congregations to which she is being deployed, will be in attendance in person, and only five designated Presbyters - three Ministers and two Elders - will participate in the “laying on of hands,” suitably masked and vizored.

The Ordination will be led by the Moderator of the Presbytery, an Auxiliary Minister, the Rev. Maxine Buck, and the Preacher for the occasion will be the Rev. Robert A Hamilton, Minister of The New Wellwynd.

The Service of Ordination and Introduction can be viewed via:


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Drama Kirk - Bible Study 29 September Posted on 11 Sep 2020

The Coming of the Messiah

Drama Kirk’s online bible studies continue with a new series this autumn; looking at the Messianic prophecies as we prepare our hearts for Christmas.

In the first study, we will focus on the prophecies of Isaiah, seeking to consider three questions together:-

1. Who was Isaiah?

2. What did he prophesy about the coming of the Messiah?

3. What hope did he leave for God’s people, then and now?

The evening will provide you with the opportunity to draw closer to bible characters through performed monologues and filmed scenes. You can see Isaiah being called to ministry by Almighty God himself; and how he responded. We will then look at his messianic prophecies from the perspective of a couple of New Testament characters, hearing their reflections on passages of Isaiah centuries later.

Included in the performances is a dramatization of the Suffering Servant passage, which we can explore from the perspective of modern day people.

Finally, you will see a message of hope from our heavenly host, pictured.

You can join the study live on Tuesday 29 September at 7pm on where there will be opportunity to chat online and reflect on what we share

Further studies will follow as we journey with the prophets towards Christmas and the coming of Christ.

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