Glasgow Road , Paisley PA1 3PA
Telephone: 0141-889 7060
e-mail: Church Office
Scottish Charity No: SC007484
SHERWOOD GREENLAW CHURCH
A PATH TO RENEWAL
An update on this project can be found on the “Path to Renewal” page which can be accessed from the Navigation Bat above
Where does the time go? It doesn’t seem like that long ago I was sitting here writing an article introducing myself, now it’s time to say goodbye. My last service with you all will be on Sunday 4TH June.
I wanted to take this opportunity in thanking you all. Thank you for making me feel so welcome, for all your help, advice and feedback. It has been very much appreciated. I also want to say a big thank you to John for allowing me to spend the last number of months working alongside him. I have learned and experienced so much in my time here at Sherwood Greenlaw. On Sunday’s you will have seen me take part in various parts of the service, such as the introductory talk, prayers, reading scripture and leading the full service. I also had the opportunity to lead my first Guild dedication service and lead the first part of the Remembrance service. Throughout the weekdays I have had the chance to experience school chaplaincy at Williamsburgh Primary and Kersland School. I have visited many of you on pastoral visits, been involved in Path for Renewal, taken funerals, led Wednesday worship and much more. As well as doing this I have also been working full time as a student at University where I am now about to finish my third year.
What happens next? My training required me to complete one Summer placement, as I completed this last year, this Summer I will be covering pulpit supply with many congregations within the presbytery as ministers go on holiday. In September, I start my last year of University. Having now completed all of the required placements for my training, the difference this new University year will be no placement, which means I can concentrate on completing my degree and can go back to worship with my home congregation of St Margaret’s, which I’m looking forward to. On completion of my degree next May I will then start 15-month full time probation with a congregation from September 2018, leading to my ordination as a Minister of Word and Sacrament.
Thank you again for making me feel welcome, for your help, advice and feedback. I wish you all the very best for the future.