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Thursday November 22 2018

Our regular round-up of news received from churches.

Please send items of parish news to magazine@lifeandwork.org or Life and Work, 121 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4YN. Please check the quality of your pictures: images which are too small, blurry or too dark cannot be used. If there are children in any picture please confirm that their parents or guardians have given permission for publication.


Members of the Wednesday Bible Study Group (pictured) at St Andrew’s Parish Church, Arbroath, recently sponsored the purchase of easy-read New Testaments for young people attending a bible study group at a charity in Leeds.

Caring For Life is a Christian charity, which provides supported accommodation, a housing support team and therapeutic activities for homeless, at risk and socially excluded people in Leeds. Two members of the Arbroath church, a trustee of the charity and a former employee, have helped to galvanise support for this ministry, and run a Caring For Life support group.

Thanks to the donation from Arbroath, all the Tuesday Bible Study group at Caring For Life will be offered copies of the New Testaments.


Scone Old Parish Church celebrated the bicentenary of the birth of the Rev Dr J R MacDuff earlier this year.

MacDuff, who was born in the parish of Scone Old, had a distinguished career in the ministry and also as a writer of devotional literature and hymns. He ministered in St Madoes, in Perthshire, and at Sandyford Church in Glasgow; one of his hymns, "Christ is Coming, let Creation" is still included in the latest edition of the Church Hymnary.

Former Moderator of the General Assembly, the Very Rev Dr Angus Morrison, took part in the commemoration.


Several members of the Guild of St Andrew’s Church, Kirriemuir were presented with long service certificates at the morning service on November 18, which was taken by Guild members to celebrate the start of Guild Week.

Freda Kerr, Linda Wells and Margaret Bell received 30 year awards, Ruth Fraser 35 years and Muriel Farquharson was presented with a 50 year badge. Two members could not attend – Eileen Mills who has served 30 years and Sheona Smith (25 years).

Pictured from left: Margaret, Freda, Muriel, Linda, and Ruth.


 


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