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Thursday January 11 2018

Our regular round-up of news received from churches.

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On the first Sunday of 2018, a prayer path that has been created in the grounds of Dunbarney Church, Bridge of Earn, in the Presbytery of Perth, was officially opened by the Rev Trevor Jamison from Eco-Congregation Scotland. The garden has seven designated spaces that are designed to help visitors think and reflect on their journey in life and, if desired, an accompanying leaflet enables people to go deeper spiritually. The garden is open to anyone in the community and they are welcome to walk and spend as much time as they would like at each of the reflective spaces. It is hoped that the experience will be helpful and meaningful to everyone, especially those who may not regularly enter a church building.


 

Patients at Banff's Chalmers Hospital will be kept cosy this winter following a gift of 30 blankets (with more to come) from the Banff Parish Church knitting group Busy Hands.

The Busy Hands group have been clicking furiously over recent weeks knitting, crocheting and stitching garments for charity including small blankets along with jumpers and cardigans (mostly for under 5s) which were donated to the local branch of Homestart. Hats, mitts and cardigans were also sent to Aberdeen Maternity Hospital premature baby unit, and to the Loving Hands Group for distribution to national and international charities and hospitals.

Representatives of the group visited Banff’s Chalmers Hospital where Helen Gibson (seated) accepted the blankets on behalf of fellow patients. From left: Roseanne Youngson, Mary Cameron, acting senior charge nurse Doreen McGregor, Trauty McBain, Elinor Smith and nurse Irene Bowie.


Elders and the church officer and cleaner were presented with long service certificates at Grangemouth: Kirk of the Holy Rood. From left: Interim Moderator Arthur Priestly, elders John Leebody (30 years), Betty Griffin (30), Bill Fenton (50) and Doreen Clacher (30), Isobel Milne (30 years as church officer and church cleaner), locum minister the Rev Colin Mailer and session clerk Helen Scott.


 


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