Hamilton Old Parish Church
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Hamilton Old Parish Church is a Church of Scotland parish church serving part of the Burgh of Hamilton in Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is notable for its Georgian architecture. It was built in 1734 (replacing a 15th-century building) to an unusual, largely circular design. It is the only church building to have been designed by the architect William Adam.
The current minister (since 2001) is the Reverend John Thomson. The previous minister, the Very Reverend Dr Hugh Wyllie, was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1992. Dr Wyllie is one of three ministers of Hamilton Old to have served as Moderator of the General Assembly since the end of the Second World War, the others being Dr Matthew Stewart in 1947 and Dr John Fraser in 1958.
Until 1960 this was a collegiate charge with two ministers. After this date the Reverend John McKechnie, who had been minister of the second charge, became minister of the united charge. There will also two buildings - the Old Church and Auchingramont Church. Auchingramont Church was closed during the ministry of the Reverend Douglas Macnaughton, who succeeded the Reverend John McKechnie.
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