New minister takes up the call at Hillhead Church

Photo Emma Mitchell. 10.11.15'Hillhead Parish Church, new minister Bill Finnie.
Photo Emma Mitchell. 10.11.15'Hillhead Parish Church, new minister Bill Finnie.

Hillhead Parish church has welcomed a new minister to its flock.

Bill Finnie (64) who is from Cambuslang, took up his new post as Ordained Local Minister on September 16.

Mr Finnie was a social worker for 25 years based in Glasgow and Lanarkshire before he answered the call to the ministry.

He studied part-time at Aberdeen University for his degree in divinity.

Mr Finnie said: “I am looking forward to my post at Hillhead very much. It is a very friendly church.

“The people go out of their way to make you 
welcome. “

He said his previous career as a social worker helped prepare him for becoming a minister.

Mr Finnie added: “Social work is a very worthwhile job. I have never regretted being a social worker.”

Hillhead Church is based at 2 Rosebank Avenue, Kirkintilloch. Services are held every Sunday at the usual time of 11a.

There is a small Sunday School and creche which meets during morning 
service.

Whether you are a visitor to the town or a local resident, the congregation are delighted to welcome you to fellowship.