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Thursday December 13 2018

Our regular round-up of news received from churches.

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St Nicholas, Sighthill Parish Church held its annual St Nicholas Day community event on Sunday December 2.

The church, known as the Children’s Church, holds the event each December on the Sunday closest to St Nicholas Day (December 6). It is a time for celebrating and emulating St Nicholas’ example of sharing gifts with family, friends and neighbours; and coincides with the traditional gift-giving service during which the congregation collects gifts for children both in the local community and overseas.

This year, around 200 children aged 5-12 attended, along with their families, joining the young people of the church, the congregation, the Rev Marjory McPherson (Clerk to the Presbytery of Edinburgh) and other guests. The worship service was led by young people, and many donated gifts of toys for the church’s ‘Santa Run’ project, visited Santa’s Grotto and took part in various activities around the church and buildings.


Prior to an afternoon performance at Glamis Castle and an evening carol concert at Lowson Memorial Church, the Bellshill Salvation Army band led morning worship at Forfar St Margaret's Church. Offerings from the three venues went towards the work of the Inspiration Orchestra based in Perth, which provides orchestral opportunities for the profoundly disabled. 


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