Churches merge

November 6, 2008 by  
Filed under Churches, Glasgow South

Castlemilk Churches

The outgoing and incoming Interim Moderators (centre) and members of the new Castlemilk Church of Scotland.

At a landmark gathering, two churches in Castlemilk amalgamated to become one under Interim Moderator the Revd Iain Goring.

Castlemilk East Church of Scotland in Barlia Terrace and Castlemilk West Parish Church in Carmunnock Road, held their first joint 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 for leading worship at both churches until there is a new building for the 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. This will be very hard work but I am happy to help bring in the changes that are facing us.’


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