The Beadle is the person who makes sure everything is set up for the church service. Setting the hymn numbers in the boards; uncovering furniture and hangings; generally setting the church up for worship; and also bringing the bible into the church at the start of the service.
At Kilbarchan Parish Church these duties are carried out by a team of Elders who take a turn of Beadle duties on a monthly basis.
Beadle Duties for the next few months are as follows:
October Graham McKay, Neil Chittick, Una Strachan
November Alastair MacKinnon, Sandy Graham, Bobby Stevenson
December Richard Pitchers, Joyce Scott, Ann McLeod
January Alasdair Law, Colin Campbell, Cathy Millar
February Andy Stark, Elizabeth Dunn, Alan Vaughan
March Marie Alexander, Gwen Howden, Alec Christine
April Margaret Gibb, Mary Marrison, Christine Erwin
May John Fleming, Willie Beattie, Ian Keith
June Isabelle Robertson, Myra Grant, Malcolm MacAskill
July Jenifer Pitchers, Graham McKay, Neil Chittick
August Una Strachan, Alastair MacKinnon, Sandy Graham