The Presbytery of Forth Valley and Clydesdale welcomes you.
The Presbytery of Forth Valley and Clydesdale was formed from the former Presbyteries of Falkirk, Hamilton and Lanark. If you live in the area or are just interested in the Church of Scotland within the area, welcome.
On this page you will find information relating to the new Presbytery as it takes its first steps after being formed in early 2022. Contact information for the Presbytery is available at the bottom of the page.
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Introducing our co-Moderators
Rev Dr Shaw J Paterson, Minister at Strathaven: Trinity and Mr James Watt, Elder at Cairngryffe (Carmichael) are the first co-Moderators for Forth Valley and Clydesdale.
Rev Dr Shaw J Paterson is a serving parish minister who has previously held the position of Presbytery Clerk (part time) and various convenorships (both locally and nationally). Mr James Watt is a retired dentist who has held the position of moderator for the former Lanark Presbytery and also convenorships for that presbytery.
The Co-Moderators wear an official Badge of Office. The badges were designed and made by Karen Walls, a member at Larbert West Parish Church, and depict the Burning Bush from the story of Moses in the Bible, the symbol of the Church of Scotland in front of a Saltire.
Rev Julie Rennick is the Clerk to the Presbytery of Forth Valley and Clydesdale.
Julie was a parish minister at Larbert West Parish Church in Falkirk Presbytery and Clerk to the Presbytery of Falkirk. Julie has also served as Parish Minister in Earlston where she was Depute Clerk to the Presbytery of Melrose and Peebles and before that was minister in Elgin. Prior to entering the ministry Julie was a youth worker, a reader in the Church and worked for many years in retail management.
You can use the contact details below to contact Julie and the Presbytery office team.
Contacting the Presbytery of Forth Valley and Clydesdale
The contact details for the Presbytery of Forth Valley and Clydesdale are: