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Pastoral Letter (JUNE 2024)



As I write this, the sun is shining, and it has been that way for a few days now.  Having lived in Scotland all my life, I am very aware that this doesn’t mean that it will shine all summer unfortunately.  One swallow does not make a summer, however we can but hope. There is something about warm days, being outside, and the brightness of the sun that lifts our souls.   

 For the past few weeks, I have been working hard with my second new hip. While one swallow does not make a summer, one step does not make a sprint, or indeed a marathon, but I have been blessed with an excellent physiotherapist who is making sure I make the best of what I’ve been given.  

 When I have been able, I have watched the service on-line and I am grateful to everyone who has conducted worship.  I have every much enjoyed seeing different ministers and different styles in our pulpit, and I hope you have too. I am also blessed to have such a great team of folks who have kept the church on the right road while I have been away. I look forward to being back in your midst.

 When I arrived here many years ago, I brought a young family, and have always found the Old Parish to be an extension of that family. We pride ourselves in loving and looking out for each other.  I think I speak for us all when I say that it is in the times when we need the support of others, that we feel most blessed to be part of our church family.  That has been my experience over the last few weeks. I give thanks to God for you all.

  Yours in Love.

Anne Paton


East Kilbride Old Parish Church
Montgomery Street
The Village
East Kilbride
G74 4JS

01355 279004
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Tuesday & Friday
9:30am to 12:30pm




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