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Parish News Round-up

Thursday June 21 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.

At a recent morning service at Inverness East Church, a special plaque was presented to Susan MacKenzie by the Rev Prof Andrew McGowan to mark her 33 years as Captain of the church’s Girls’ Brigade Company. Susan joined the Company as a four year old in 1959 and was commissioned as an Officer in 1977, taking over the Captaincy in 1985.

During her time as an Officer Susan also served in many roles within Highland Division, GB Scotland and GB Europe and was elected National President of Girls’ Brigade Scotland from 1999 to 2005.


A new footbridge crossing the river Carron was officially opened on June 19. The bridge connects the communities of Langlees and Bainsford to the south with Carronshore and Carron to the north, and is near to Falkirk’s major visitor attraction, the Kelpies.

Falkirk Presbytery Clerk, the Rev Andrew Sarle, was invited to participate in the opening ceremony by blessing the bridge, adapting the words used by the Very Rev Dr Derek Browning to bless the Queensferry Crossing last year, and poured a small amount of water from the River Jordan into the Carron from the middle of the new bridge.

Picture by Lisa Evans, Falkirk Council


Four new elders have been ordained at Hamilton Hillhouse Parish Church. From left: Session Clerk Gordon Kidd, Jean Miller, Heather Gray, Joyce Miller, Robert Trussler and the Rev Christopher Rankine.


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Comments

Alison Robertson - Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

“Many congratulations to Susan MacKenzie, the Girls’ Brigade Captain who has served this wonderful organisation for so many years. I joined when I was seven and this led to my becoming a Christian and many happy years involvement in the church.”


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