We hosted our final meeting of 2018 on Tuesday 18th December with over 50 invited
guests, members from Motherwell and Wishaw, and friends; to hear a very informative
talk from John Brown DL Deputy Lieutenant of Lanarkshire.
The evening commenced with a mulled wine reception with home-made pies. Opening introductions
and prayers were led by Katharine Kilgour branch leader. We sang two carols with
an Advent theme accompanied at the organ by Mrs Betty Sargent of Holy Trinity. The
carol ‘Long Ago’ was also accompanied on the flute by Susan Tian from Christ Church
In his talk Mr Brown described many aspects of his duties as a deputy lieutenant
especially where the lieutenancy provides the particular link between Her Majesty
the Queen and the local community in so many positive ways. After discussion and
questions everyone was invited to refreshments.
Apologies were received from Active Schools North Lanarkshire and Mothers’ Union
officials Jill Cameron, Jean Richardson and Elizabeth Benton. We were delighted to
be joined by community partners and organisations including local councillors Meghan
Gallacher and Paul Kelly with representatives from Godly Play Scotland, Voluntary
Action North Lanarkshire, NL Carers Together, and The Joe Wilson Table Tennis Club.
Paul Hindle, MU Worldwide Trustee elect, based in Lenzie, was present, as well as
ecumenical guests from local churches including St. Mary’s, Avon Street and Dalziel
Katharine gave the vote of thanks. The Rector commented that the involvement of groups
from across the community provides for increasing understanding of common values
where the needs of people can be met by mutual effort, support and learning together.
Over fifty local residents, friends, volunteers and community partners came together
on Saturday 20th October for a 5K & 1K Fun Run, walk, jog in The Duchess of Hamilton
Above is Jill Cameron, our Diocesan President pictured at the finishing line with
Katharine Kilgour, our Branch Leader. See the Glasgow and Galloway Events page for
the full story.
We are delighted to announce that Community Exhibition Space has been made available
to our branch to display ten panels telling the story of the Mothers’ Union.
The panels highlight the work and objects of the organisation with up to date information
about the activities locally, nationally and worldwide. More information can be found
on Holy Trinity’s website by clicking this link. The venue’s website can be viewed
by clicking here.
The exhibition also includes the Branch banner (above)