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Parish News Round-up

Thursday November 15 2018

Our regular round-up of news received from churches.

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New stained glass in the main window and at the entrance to the sanctuary at St Ninian’s Church, Dunfermline, was dedicated on Sunday November 4.

The new glass includes a large yellow circle in the window, which is partly replicated in the glass and walls at the entrance, along with glass panels containing references to St Ninian and St Andrew.

At the dedication service, the artist, Douglas Hogg (pictured), explained to the congregation that the circle was the monogram of God, as well as a symbol of friendship and community. He said that the act of passing through the arc of yellow at the entrance into the main space ‘becomes a completion of the artwork’s function as the association between the over-scaled arc which has just been entered through and the full circle high on the opposite wall is recognised’.

The glass was originally commissioned to mark the church’s 60th anniversary. The church was originally set up in the 1950s to serve the newly-built Abbeyview area of Dunfermline, but replaced an earlier one dedicated to St Andrew. The current building was completed in 1996.

Two elders were presented with long service certificates for 50 years’ service at the Border Kirk, Carlisle on November 11. Alex McCutcheon and Ken Irving were ordained by the Rev Robin Wallace on June 9 1968. They were presented with their certificates by the Rev David Pitkeathly.

Fourteen elders from Helensburgh Parish Church were recognised for their many years of service during worship on November 4.

Together, they have achieved a remarkable 467 years of service to the various congregations with which they have been involved over the years.

The Very Rev John Christie, former Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, preached at the service before presenting the elders with their long service certificates.

They are Douglas Bailey (33 years), Jean Butler (30), John Christie (37), Kathleen Gorrie (30), Ewan Howieson (33 – not present), Michael Louden (30), Neil MacLeod (30), John McPherson (33), David Mitchell (33), Graham Philips (35), Douglas Sammon (45), David Sinclair (37), James Weldon (31) and Gordon Whitelaw (30).

The elders are pictured with Mr Christie and minister, the Rev David T Young.

A Service of Celebration took place on Sunday October 28 in Auchtergaven and Moneydie Parish Church to mark 10 years since the opening of the Church Centre in Bankfoot.

The ministers who have been involved in the church since 2008 all took part in the service – the Rev Iain McFadzean, the Rev Bill McGregor, the Rev Bob Sloan and the Very Rev Dr Jim Simpson as well as the current minister, the Rev Adrian Lough.

Marjorie Clark, Moderator of Perth Presbytery, presented 30 year certificates to five elders.

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Stories from Dunfermline, Bankfoot, Helensburgh and Carlisle in this week's parish news.

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Parish News Round Up

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Stories from Dunfermline, Bankfoot, Helensburgh and Carlisle in this week's parish news.

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Parish News

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Stories from Dunfermline, Bankfoot, Helensburgh and Carlisle in this week's parish news.

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