On Tuesday, 5 September 2017, Lanark Presbytery installed Mr Alan Grant as Moderator for the coming year in a Communion service held in St John's.
Alan has been an Elder in St John's for over 35 years and, in November, will have been set apart as a Reader for 21 years.
The service was led by Rev Elizabeth Clelland, who reminded Alan that he was the first person to welcome her to Lanark Presbytery when she joined. She presented Alan with the Stole of Office which he will wear when carrying out his duty as Moderator at Presbytery meetings until September 2018. A large congregation, including many members of St John's, witnessed the occasion.