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Beloved Airdrie minister remembered at thanksgiving service

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Parishioners at Airdrie High Church paid tribute to the life and work of a beloved former minister at a special commemoration service on the second anniversary of his death.Reverend George McCabe died at the age of 91 in April 2020, less than a month into the original COVID lockdown and with only eight mourners able to attend his funeral in person at a time of the tightest restrictions.Family members and his many friends from the North Bridge Street congregation celebrated his memory with a long-awaited service honouring his “mighty ministry” of more than three decades and his contribution to the wider Airdrie community.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android More than eighty people attended the thanksgiving service, led by High Church minister Rev Ian McDonald and which included personal reflections from family members and church elders.Photographs of Rev McCabe at work and home had also been collected and were displayed in the church hall as worshippers shared their memories of his ministry.He was first appointed to the High Kirk in 1963, and was described as “a very gifted preacher and caring pastor” who went on to become a “weel-kent figure in the town” – including by standing at Airdrie Cross smoking his trademark pipe to make himself available to talk to church members and local residents.Rev

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