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Our Ministers

Below is a summary of the Libberton & Quothquan joint ministry:

§  George Bennet: 1630s

§  John Taylor: 1677

§  Robert Lawson: 1681

§  Robert Livingstone: 1687

§  James Stuart: 1689

§  John Thomson: 1717

§  John Christie: 1758

§  James Scott: 1761

§  John Noble: 1763

§  David Dickson: 1777

§  John Fraser: 1784

§  Alexander Craik: 1813

§  John Lawrie: 1857

§  James R Sabiston: 1883-1889

§  Rev. John Picken: 1890-1934

§  Rev. W. Nethercote Scott: 1934-1942

§  Rev. T. W. Pearson: 1943-1963

§  Rev. John S. Thomson: 1966-1972

§  Rev. James Fuller: 1974-1976

§  Rev. Peter J McEwen: 1978-1986

§  Rev. Susan Cowell: 1986-1994

§  Rev. Stephen Pacitti: 1996-2003

§  Rev. James Cutler: 2004-2011

§  Rev. George Shand: 2014-present

Jim Cutler Biography

Our last Minister, the Rev Jim Cutler now lives in Peebles and was born in Hamilton and brought up in Motherwell being educated at Dalziel High School.  After school, Jim trained as a Structural Engineer, firstly with Colville Constructional and Engineering Co Ltd and then with Lanark County Council (which later became Strathclyde Regional Council), during which time he became a Corporate Member of the Institute of Structural Engineers.

Jim and his wife Annis had two children: Stewart (38) and Jillian (35).  Stewart lives in Hamilton with his wife Avril and is employed by the United Reformed Church as Development Worker.  Jillian lives in Muir of Ord near Inverness with her husband Scott.  Jim and Annis had 5 grandsons: Ben, Calum, Jack, Ewan and Fraser.

After becoming an Elder of the Church in Carluke: Kirkton Parish Church in the early 1980s, Jim was called into the Ministry of the Church of Scotland.  He studied for and graduated with a Degree of Bachelor of Divinity (BD) at Trinity College, the University Of Glasgow.

After serving his Probationary year at Lanark: St. Nicholas Parish Church under the guidance of the Very Rev John McIndoe, in 1986, Jim was called to be Minister of the Parishes of Kilmun (St. Munn’s) linked with Strone (St. Columba’s) and Ardentinny near Dunoon on the shores of the Holy Loch.  In 1995 Jim was called to be Minister of the linked Parishes of Coldstream with Eccles in the Scottish Borders and in April 2004, he became Minister of our three linked congregations.

Jim retired in October 2011.