Ordination of New Church Planter

Rev. Craig Anderson was ordained and inducted recently into a new church plant in Galashiels.
Craig Anderson

On Friday 12th August St Peter’s Free Church, Dundee was the setting for a historic ordination service. Rev. Craig Anderson was set apart by the presbytery of Edinburgh and Perth through the solemn laying on of hands to be a minister of the gospel, he was also inducted to the new church plant of Galashiels Free Church.

It was an unusual event in that Craig was inducted into a congregation which does not yet exist! Craig, along with his wife Amy will move to Galashiels to establish a new church plant in that significant Borders town.

Rev. Andy Pearson (L) leading Rev. Craig Anderson (R) through the formal induction process

The service was conducted by Rev. Andy Pearson, Moderator of Presbytery who by a happy co-incidence is senior minister of St Peter’s, the mother church of Charleston Community Church where Craig had been serving as an elder. The sermon was preached by Rev. Andy Robertson, minister at Charleston.

The evening was another link in a wonderful chain where the revitalised St Peter’s gave birth to the daughter church at Charleston who are now sending one of their most gifted members to Galashiels. The role of mother church to Galashiels will now be taken over by Buccleuch Free Church, Edinburgh.

Galashiels is the latest in the Free Church plan to establish 30 new churches in Scotland by 2030. If you want more information then please contact Craig.