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Symington Kirk
We seek to inspire the people of the Parish and beyond with the Good News of Jesus Christ through our enthusiastic, worshipping and serving congregation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Margaret and I have been made very welcome since we came to                                                                          Symington in January 2014 to be Minister of the Tinto Parishes                                                                          I was ordained in 1979 in a council housing estate church in Edinburgh                                                                          and since then my ministry has been varied, both within parish ministry                                                                          and in working in the voluntary sector with specific interest groups,                                                                          mainly in the areas of disability and social enterprise.                                                                          Four things have inspired my vision – seeking local ways to address                                                                          global issues, working to break down injustice and exclusion, creating                                                                          working partnerships, and serving the church in the community. This,                                                                          I believe, gives me a distinctive perspective which I am able to contribute to ministry within our three                                                                          congregations and our communities.                                                                                                                                                   The church in today’s world has to reach out. But who it reaches out to, and what it reaches out with, is often                                                                          not easy to see. That is the journey of the church, and of each one of us as Christians. Perhaps we will have to                                                                          learn new ways to reach out, to establish new partnerships, and consider doing things we have never done                                                                          before.                                                                                                                                                   My telephone number is 01899 309400.                                                                                                                                                                           
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