HELENSBURGH NEWS, THURSDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 1882
FREE CHURCH ORDINATION AT SHANDON
The ordination of the Rev Hugh Miller, MA, to the pastoral charge of this Church took place on Tuesday.
There was a large congregation, and the Rev John Elder, Arrochar, preached and presided. At the close of service the young minister received a hearty welcome from the members of the Church.
In the afternoon the Presbytery and office-bearers dined in the Shandon Hydropathic. A soiree was held in the Church in the evening. Rev Mr Ireland, Garelochhead, presided, and suitable addresses were given by Ref Professor Lindsay, DD, and others. Mr McLellan, Blairvaddich, in the name of the ladies, presented the new minister with a pulpit Bible and a handsome gown. Mr Miller made a suitable reply.
On Sabbath the newly-ordained pastor will be introduced by the Rev Dr Elder, Rothesay.