Castlemilk Churches Merge

November 6, 2008 by  
Filed under Glasgow South, Local News

Members of the New Castlemilk ChurchAt a landmark gathering last month two churches in Castlemilk amalgamated to become the Castlemilk Church under Interim Moderator the Revd Iain Goring.

Castlemilk East Church of Scotland, in Barlia Terrace and Castlemilk West Parish Church, in Camunnock Road held their inaugural social which attracted a big crowd from both congregations.

Tribute was paid to the outgoing Interim Moderators – Revd Elisabeth Spence and Revd Jeanne Roddick –  who were thanked for their hard work. They will return to their own churches. A welcome was extended to the incoming Intrim Moderator.

He will be responsible for the pastoral duties and leading worship at both churches, until their is a new building for the new combined congregation. From Holytown and New Stevenson churches, Mr Goring will be in Castlemilk for the next two years. He will live in Castlemilk West Parish Church’s manse.

He said: ‘I am happy to be serving the people of Castlemilk. I have been here before but do not know Castlemilk that well so I have a lot of learning to do. This will be very hard work but I am happy to help bring in the changes that are facing us.’




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