About Us

Welcome to the Presbytery of Glasgow website

The Presbytery of Glasgow encompasses over 120 congregations of the Church of Scotland within the Greater Glasgow area and we are committed to supporting each other as congregations to be people of the Way.  Whether you are looking for a local church, want to find out about upcoming training or other events, or you're a Presbytery member looking for the upcoming meeting papers, we hope you'll find this site useful.


The Presbytery of Glasgow is part of the Church of Scotland whose vision is to be a church which seeks to inspire the people of Scotland and beyond with the Good News of Jesus Christ through enthusiastic worshipping, witnessing and serving communities.

Presbytery is the gathered life of over 120 congregations within the Greater Glasgow area.  Presbytery meetings involve representatives from local churches across the bounds who gather for fellowship, worship and to discuss church business.  Teams are appointed to deal with specialist areas and bring their reports and proposals to the Presbytery meetings for discussion and approval.  

The focus of the Presbytery is to support congregations to be people of the Way, whether that be in helping each other to learn new skills, share ideas, plan, govern ourselves well, challenge or inspire each other.  

For more information on the Presbytery Teams, click here.

The Presbytery is supported by a staff team who provide administrative and specialist support. 

Staff Team

Grant Barclay

Rev Dr Grant Barclay

Presbytery Clerk

Hilary McDougall

Rev Hilary McDougall

Depute Clerk/Congregational Facilitator

Karen Wallace

Mrs Karen Wallace

Children, Family& Youth Development Coordinator

Alison Whitelaw

Mrs Alison Whitelaw


Elspeth Glasgow

Mrs Elspeth Glasgow

Glasgow Churches Together

Paul Cathcart DCS

Mr Paul Cathcart DCS

Vacant Charge Enabler

Audrey Kelly

Mrs Audrey Kelly


Heather Thorp

Mrs Heather Thorp

Pioneering and Planting Coordinator

Shona Mackay

Shona Mackay

Strategy Officer

Marie Cooke

Dr Marie Cooke

MDS Support Officer

Kristina Bowie

Mrs Kristina Bowie

Accounts Advisor