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New Luce Badminton Club

New Luce Badminton Club was well supported and at times very successful through the years. Thanks to Mandy Green who was secretary in 1994 and stored the minute books recording minutes back to 1953, we can share a glimpse into the opening of the Peden Memorial Hall, Basket Whists, Sales of Work to raise funds, and the club outing to the Gaiety Theatre in 1953-54.

New Luce Ministers

1647 John Crooks

1659-1663 Alexander Peden

1663- vacant (closed) during covenanting period until Glorious Revolution of 1688

1689 Andrew Fergusson

1693/1700 William Kyle or Keith- could be the same person or two different people?

1712 Thomas Hay

1725-1769 John Dickson (minister for 43 years)

1770 James Caddel or Caddell

1791 Anthony Stewart

1800 Samuel Kennedy

1803 Peter McMaster

1811-1854 William McKergo (minister for 43 years- died in the manse)

1854-1862 William Kerr (moved to parish of Stair, East Ayrshire)

1863-1908 William Forsyth (minister for 45 years, longest serving minister)

1909-1948 James Francis Graham (minister for 39 years)

1949-1969 Francis Chambers

10th March 1969- linked with Old Luce under WG Tran

1974-1985 Alec Robertson

The Church closed in 2016