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New Glasgow Presbytery Clerk

Tuesday July 19 2022

The Reverend Dr Grant Barclay has been appointed as Presbytery Clerk for the Presbytery of Glasgow.

Dr Barclay, who has been acting as Interim Clerk, said he was 'delighted' to be given the role permanently.

He said: “While there is deal of administration, the work is much more about supporting colleagues in ministry and congregations all across the Presbytery of Glasgow. In these demanding times, I see it as a ministry to provide advice and enable processes which help us decide well and follow through with faithful action.

“Working with the Presbytery office staff has been a great help in the past year, and I am delighted to be part of a team deeply committed to helping our congregations be people of the way of Jesus Christ in the coming period.

“I enjoy cycling across Glasgow to meet colleagues for a chat in all sorts of interesting cafes. I look forward to hearing from anyone who would like to invite me to join them!”

Dr Barclay trained and worked as a solicitor before entering the ministry. He studied at New College, Edinburgh and then served for over 20 years in St Kentigern's Church, Kilmarnock before being called to Orchardhill Church, Giffnock.

In church administration, he has served on the Board of Practice and Procedure and convened the Council of Assembly, and is currently convener of the Legal Questions Committee. He was appointed a Queen's Chaplain in May this year.


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