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Thursday October 18 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.


Dunscore in Dumfriesshire has become the first Toilet Twinned Village in Scotland, thanks to the efforts of the Dunscore Church Eco Group.

In autumn last year the group started their 'Big Push' on World Toilet Day with the aim of twinning as many local toilets as possible. To publicise the campaign and for a bit of fun, it was reported that every toilet in the village (apart from one in the church) was blocked and anyone that wanted to use their toilet had to make a contribution to the campaign. The campaign raised around £900, enough to twin 15 toilets (and more have been twinned since). Certificates were given to local organisations including the village hall, community pub, surgery, school and pre-school.

The group were presented with the village certificate by Elyse Kirkham of Toilet Twinning on Saturday. The picture shows the eco group with Elyse (seated, left) and the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Dumfriesshire, Sarah Landale (seated, centre). Picture by Alison Boyes.


 

Mayfield Salisbury Church in Edinburgh held a Harvest ‘Crafternoon’ to raise funds for Christian Aid’s Indonesia Appeal.


Over 350 years of combined service were recognised at St Cuthbert’s Church, Edinburgh, with the presentation of Long Service Certificates. From left: the Rev Peter Sutton, Muriel Fraser, Iain Reeder, Bridget Cameron, Margaret Pollock, Michael Langdon, Jeanette Barton, George Gilchrist, Ian Percy.


Parish News

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Parish News Round Up

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This week's news round-up ranges from toilet twinning in Dumfriesshire to a fundraising 'c...

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Parish News

Parish News

This week's news round-up ranges from toilet twinning in Dumfriesshire to a fundraising 'c...

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