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The Very Rev Dr Hugh R Wyllie, former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and the most senior active member of the Presbytery of Hamilton, dedicated the new Presbytery offices in Rex House, Bothwell Road, Hamilton, yesterday (Friday 20th).He compared the office facilities he had known in the past with the well-equipped and accessible office of today.

Referring to the Presbytery Mission statement – “To bring glory to God in working to advance Christ’s kingdom within the bounds of the Presbytery” he encouraged those present to use the new offices and the staff that are based there as a resource for congregations across the Presbytery.

The seminar room is particularly well equipped to be used for both meetings and training sessions, and is available to Kirk Sessions as well as congregations. The first booking for Candidate Reviews has also been placed in the diary for September.

The offices remained open for viewing on Saturday.

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.

Lent Video Clip shown at Presbytery meeting 1st March 2016 Posted on 08 Mar 2016

A few people have asked for access to the video clip shown during worship at Presbytery meeting on 1st March.

The attached clip that was used in worship at Presbytery may be downloaded and used for worship purposes but not for any commercial gain.

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Forgive Good Friday_CNM-HD.mp4

New Connections Celebration Posted on 08 Nov 2015

On Monday evening 14th September, representatives from Wishaw Craigneuk and Belhaven, St. Columba’s Airdrie and Townhead, Coatbridge gathered in Townhead Parish for an evening of reflection, stories and music in celebration of the new connections made in each of these communities over the past year.

Helen Pope, New Connections Worker invited many of the participants to speak about their experience of “New Connections”. Everyone spoke warmly of the new friendships that had been made within the Sing for Fun Group in Craigneuk, the Parent and Toddler Groups in both Townhead and Thrashbush and also the Townhead Craft Group. One woman indicated that she’d learned more about her community in the last year than in the previous 25 years!

Rev Ecilo Selemani couldn’t believe the transformation that New Connections had brought to the church community in Townhead. He said, “When I went into the church hall to the annual Fayre last Saturday I thought ‘WOW!’ Because for the first time the community were a very significant and generous part of the whole event.”

We were pleased too that Hamilton Presbytery was well represented by Rev. Sarah Ross, Convenor of Mission Education and Discipleship Committee and our new Presbytery Clerk Rev. Dr. Gordon McCracken.

The whole evening was marked by a spirit of goodwill, warmth and friendliness reflecting well the values of the New Connections Project!

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