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Parish News Round-up

Thursday October 25 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.


Orchardhill Parish Church, Giffnock, is hosting a concert in support of the Scottish Huntington’s Association on Sunday December 2, starting at 7pm.

The Big Sing features the West of Scotland Military Wives Choir and Falkirk Junior Gaelic Choir. Tickets are £10 and all proceeds will help families impacted by Huntington’s Disease. Find out more at www.hdscotland.org


Pamela and Claire of the volunteer befriending group FAMS (Families Affected by Murder and Suicide) visited Greenhills Parish Church in East Kilbride last week, providing information and advice on the service they offer. Also present was local MP Lisa Cameron who is a psychologist by profession. Lisa commended the activities of FAMS, pointing out that NHS care had a long waiting time for appointments, and that befriending groups and welcoming churches are potentially life affirming for so many.

Pamela and Claire are pictured with church member Ann Lindsay, Deacon Agnes Tait, and Safeguarding Officer Mary Coles.


Two new elders were ordained and one admitted to the Kirk Session of the Abbey Church in North Berwick on Sunday October 21.

Mary Graham, whose husband is the minister, was first invited to become an elder 20 years ago in their congregation in Uddingston. However, their move to a charge in East Lothian was imminent, and she had to decline at that time. Two decades later, she was ordained.

Gregor Penman is the son of Session Clerk Sally, and at 22 he is one of the youngest elders the congregation has had. He has twice been a Presbytery youth representative at the General Assembly.

Ruth Torrance was ordained ten years ago, but has recently joined the congregation in which her father David has been a member and elder since he retired from parish ministry.

The minister, the Rev Dr David Graham, said: “It's great to augment our Kirk Session with such a blend of youth and experience, and it's a sign of life and hope for our future ministry and mission.”


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