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Thursday September 7 2017

Our regular round-up of news received from churches.

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St Andrews-Lhanbryd and Urquhart Parish Church, in the Presbytery of Moray, held a community barbecue on Sunday August 27, at which they also celebrated the purchase of a public defibrillator in Urquhart.

The barbecue was held to revive and revitalise the church’s connection with the community of Urquhart, and preceded the monthly informal evening service in St Margaret’s Church Hall.

Planning was already underway when the session clerk was approached by local resident Doreen McClelland-Jones, a cardiac arrest survivor who had raised funds for a community defibrillator. The decision was taken to place the defibrillator at the entrance to the hall, and to combine the launch with the barbecue.

Well over 100 people attended the barbecue, and an unprecedented 50-plus stayed for the service afterwards.


 

Bellshill Central Parish Church in the Presbytery of Hamilton held its first sponsored run/walk round the parish on August 20, both as a fundraiser and to promote health and wellbeing. Three people ran, with Alan Mathew completing the four-mile route in 34 minutes and Ian Gibb and Zandra Swan in 50 minutes. The walkers took a gentler pace. The church raised £750 through the event.


The congregation at Edinburgh's historic Cramond Kirk was delighed to welcome 10 new members by profession of faith.

Pictured standing beside Cramond Kirk's minister, the Very Rev Dr Russell Barr, are Christine Paterson, Tricia and David Forrester with Jennifer Riches, David Riches, James Riches, Michael McLeod, Rajan Shah, Sam Priyadharshan and Matthew Madeley on the steps behind.

“As you can imagine, it was a very exciting occasion for the congregation,” said Dr Barr, “And at a time when many congregations are struggling to attract new members, especially teenagers and younger people, it was a great encouragement for everyone at Cramond to witness their profession of faith and to welcome them as new members of the church.”


The husband and wife team of George and Beryl Luke have been appointed as new ‘co-moderators’ of Kirkcaldy Presbytery. The couple, both elders of Kirkcaldy: St Bryce, are pictured with former Moderator, the Rev Andrew Donald.


 


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