A HELENSBURGH church minister has been installed as the new Moderator of the Presbytery of Dumbarton.

The Rev Tina Kemp, associate minister at Helensburgh Parish Church linked with Rhu and Shandon Church, will hold the post for a year.

She was formally approved as Moderator at a meeting of the Presbytery at Rhu and Shandon Church on Tuesday, June 4.

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After being presented with the Moderator’s badge by her predecessor, Dr Grace Rogerson of Milngavie, Tina led a Communion service before conducting the monthly business of Presbytery.

Tina, a former journalist from Dumbarton, said: “It is an honour to be appointed to this position and I look forward to working with my colleagues to do the best job I can.

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"It’s a particularly exciting time for our Presbytery in the light of the Church of Scotland General Assembly’s radical action plan which has agreed monumental changes affecting every congregation in the country.”