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Parish News Round-up

Thursday February 21 2019

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.


Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service (DGCAS) have entered into a new collaboration with Castle Douglas Parish Church to deliver advice services from the church halls.

The DGCAS will hold surgeries on two half days and one full day each week, with a Pension specialist coming to the church every six weeks.

The partnership came about after the church’s new minister, the Rev Alison Burnside, dropped into the local library just before Christmas, to be told that the advice service were using it. They had lost their premises in November and were looking for permanent premises.

Alison said: “We are delighted to be involved in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Citizens Advice Service. We were saddened to hear of the closure of our local bureau and the congregation were delighted to offer our assistance in providing the use of our church halls to ensure that advice services could be still be delivered. Church halls play an integral role in the delivery of services to our community, we have a number of groups who already use the halls and we see this as an extension of that community use as we seek to put the Parish Church at the heart of the Community.”


The Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, the Rt Rev Susan Brown, is pictured with recipients of long service awards at Ferryhill Parish Church, during her visit to the Presbytery of Aberdeen in February.


Three elders at Motherwell St Mary’s Church has been awarded long service certificates for 40 years’ service. In line with the church’s commitment to involving children and young people in church life, the certificates were presented by children who each had a special connection to the elders. Pictured from left: the Rev Bryce Calder, Alex Miller, Eilidh Greenhorn, Bill Clark, Alice Kelly, Ian Carrol, Emma Cargill, Euan Cargill and Allan Joyce (Session Clerk).


The afternoon Guild of Friendship at St Mark’s Church, Aberdeen, celebrated the 100th birthday of Eveline Smith. She is pictured with locum minister Stiubhart MacChoille and her daughter, Jennifer.


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