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140th Anniversary of Our Lady and St Johns Parish Blackwood

EDM (Early Day Motion) 451: tabled on 12 October 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 5 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the 140 year anniversary of Our Lady and St John's Church, Blackwood, built in 1880; recognises that the parish comprises two churches, St Mary’s in Larkhall and Our Lady and St John’s in Blackwood; further notes that the church has served the spiritual needs of communities across Larkhall, Blackwood, Kirkmuirhill, Coalburn and Lesmahagow throughout this time; congratulates Our Lady and St John’s for its international outreach welcoming parishioners from Fiji, Poland, Australia, South Africa, Portugal, Brazil, Vietnam, Hong Kong, India, Italy, the Philippines and Czechia to name a few; and thanks Father Wyllie and the parish members for their never-ending dedication to community outreach and church life and sends every best wish for the future.