Kirkin' of the Council
On Sunday 29th
August 2004 St David's Parish Church entered the pages of Glasgow's
history by being the first Parish Church in living memory to host
the 'Kirkin of the Council'.
This annual event,
which is usually held in Glasgow Cathedral, is a service of dedication
for council. On the initiative of Glasgow's Lord Provost, Councillor
Elizabeth Cameron M.A.*, the Presbytery of Glasgow agreed that during
the first year of a new council the Kirkin would be held in Glasgow
Cathedral but would move to Parish Churches across the city in subsequent
the service Councillor Cameron spoke to the children of the Sunday
School about her duties as Glasgow's Lord Provost, emphasising her
role as an ambassador and servant of the people of Glasgow.
Later in the service
she read the New Testament lesson and took the opportunity to express
her gratitude to the congregation for the warm welcome given by St
David's to the council.
* Councillor Liz
Cameron was unanimously appointed Lord Provost for four years in May
2003. As Lord Provost she is also the Lord Lieutenant of the City
of Glasgow i.e. she is the Queen’s representative in Glasgow. NB The
term "Lord" Provost still applies to Elizabeth Cameron's position,
Lady Provost being the title of the Lord Provost's wife. There is
no reciprocal title for the spouse of a female provost.