Category Archives: Current Message

Post Of Organist & Director Of Music

Bothwell Parish Church is looking to appoint an Organist/Director of Music (DoM) to lead and develop the musical life of the congregation. Music plays a central part in the worship of the church and is an integral part in the … Continue reading

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From the Minister ….

Stormy times ahead OR a promising New Dawn ? It’s the last magazine before the  summer. Always a time to reflect on the kind of session it has been for us as a Church and what may lie ahead both … Continue reading

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Meditation for Lent

Beyond A Great Illusion LENT BEGINS on Ash Wednesday, March 5th.  It’s very easy to get wrongheaded about that special time before Easter called Lent.  It’s so easy to see it as something it is not and trying to use … Continue reading

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From the Minister….

As the storms keep coming and the flood waters keep rising in the south of England; and rain keeps falling on us all, voices have been demanding to know why more has not been done to protect people and property … Continue reading

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From the Minister – February & March

Into the Future THE BEGINNING of a new year tends to be a time for resolutions and predictions. I’ve long since given up on resolutions finding that, before long, all good intention has been somehow lost in the ether of … Continue reading

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Bubblegum ‘n’ Fluff

During Advent,  with the help of Jen Robertson from Scripture Union, the Minister led a group of volunteers from the congregation in presenting a programme of activities based on our understanding of Christmas to Primary 6 pupils. The event was … Continue reading

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From the Minister …..

The institution of the Church of Scotland has a real problem. Alright, I admit it has many problems, just like most large institutions. But I recently discovered something of which I had not been previously aware.  A sermon I preached … Continue reading

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From the Minister ….

“The Beginning of the End ? ” As if the Churches in Scotland don’t have enough problems to contend with right now the much respected Herald columnist Harry Reid has recently written that it is now time for the Church … Continue reading

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From the Minister…. April & May 2013

AN UNEXPECTED CRUCIFIXION  During Lent, a scandal of enormous importance rocked the Church in Scotland.  Cardinal Keith O’Brian, the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in Britain and leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland, had expected to be in Rome … Continue reading

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From the Minister – February 2013

Another new beginning … The name of this month, January, comes from the old Greek god Janus, the god of beginnings and transitions, of gates and doorways.  It’s a good name for the first month of the year and I … Continue reading

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