Rev Stuart Davidson starts as our Pioneer Minister in Paisley North End on Monday 14th August - here is his story:
Since believing in Jesus at an early age, I went on to become a member of the Church of Scotland at 17 and was ordained as an Elder in 1985, aged 23.
In the years following, I have joined various Kirk Sessions, led many Bible Classes, led and organised house-to-house visitations. I have during my years been a part of the Boys’ Brigade, led house groups, been involved in Prison Fellowship.
In my life/work experience prior to entering Ministry, I grew up in the Priority Area housing scheme of Westerhailes in Edinburgh. My working life included working for the Scottish Fishery Protection Service, living in the coastal town of Fraserburgh, the rural settings of the Isle of Skye and the Isle of Lewis.
I left the Fishery Protection Service and began my training for Ordained Ministry at New College in Edinburgh. Having been ordained and inducted to my first charge of St Mark's Parish Church, a Priority Area Parish in Stirling in 2008.
Over the years since I have been Chaplain in two local primary schools, been a Workplace Chaplain (5 years) for the local Fire Station, a Street Pastor for some 8 years (so far). I have enjoyed leading holiday clubs in partnership with Scripture Union over the last 7 years. The years have involved venturing into local missional projects such as Family Church, St Mark's @ Sainsbury's, the Raploch Fruit Barra, as well as engaging with other churches.
My wife Lesley and I are very much looking forward to moving to Paisley as I take up the role of Pioneer Minister within the Presbytery and if you'd like to know more - let's meet for a coffee sometime! J
I look forward to getting to know many of you... God bless you.
Inverclyde Family Contact Centre has recently moved from accommodation at Wellpark Midkirk to new premises at 6 Jamaica Street – the former pram shop.
We are looking for another group or groups, say a nursery or playgroup for whom the accommodation would be suitable to share it with us.
If you think your group might be interested then please get in touch with the
Co-ordinator, Mrs Margaret Sinclair on 0789 052 0196 or the Chair Mrs Margaret Foggie on 01475 724622 for more information or to arrange a visit.
Inverclyde Family Contact Centre is a Charitable Trust, Scottish Charity Number SC035041