The Moderator of Presbytery for 2019-2020 is Hutton Steel
Rev. Hutton Steel is a native of Paisley in Renfrewshire. He is married to Lesley and they have two married sons James and John.
After completing his education at the John Neilson High School, Mr. Steel attended the University of Glasgow where he attained his Master of Arts and Bachelor of Divinity degrees. After his probationary period at Cardonald Parish Church in Glasgow, Mr. Steel was ordained and inducted at the age of twenty-four to his first charge at Alva Parish Church in Clackmannanshire. After eight years in Alva, Mr. Steel moved back west to Williamwood Parish Church in Glasgow Presbytery where he remained for sixteen years. After a shorter ministry at Paisley Oakshaw Trinity, Mr. Steel moved to the North East and to Keith: North, Newmill, Boharm & Rothiemay. After nearly four years in the charge a final move to Aberdeen has seen Mr. Steel as minister at High Church Hilton for the past five years.
In his younger day, Mr. Steel was a keen sportsman playing Basketball for Paisley Basketball Club. The commitment required for ministry training curtailed his participation in the sport although he returned as a coach with local schools and in the Scottish National League with St. Mirren Basketball Club.
On moving to the north east, Mr. Steel has maintained his interest in the sport by coaching at Seaton Primary School. As a music-lover and bass guitar player, Mr. Steel has a particular fondness for Blues, Soul&Funk, Rock and 70s prog. A recent addition to the Steel family came in the form of a granddaughter for Hutton and Lesley. The Steel’s younger son John and his wife Florence became the parents of Iona last September. Needless to say both grandparents are very proud.
The Moderator’s Cross
Given for the Glory of God, the Service of His Church and in a family’s loving memory of Rev Alastair F Lamont MA
When Alastair was Moderator of the Presbytery of Aberdeen (1992-1993) he acquired and wore this silver cross whose elegant simplicity and starkness convey the message of Him who died that all might live.
On Alastair’s death on 21 July 1998 his family presented this gift to the Presbytery of Aberdeen to be used as a badge of office by its successive Moderators.
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J Watson (St Mark’s)
M Simpson (Elder, Rubislaw)
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W M M Campbell (Formerly Chaplain at Royal Cornhill Hospital)
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F Coutts (Hospital Chaplain)
I Mclean (Summerhill)
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W E Wilkie (Kincorth)
T D Allsop (Beechgrove)
D B Rennie (Industrial Mission Organiser)
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